Appeals & Response Plans
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2018
- Sudan: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - Jul 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2016
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2014
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Sudan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2012
Most read reports
- Disease outbreak news: Chikungunya – Sudan, 15 October 2018
- Joint Visit to the Naivasha “Open Area” in Khartoum State [EN/AR]
- North Darfur endorses residential plan to resettle IDPs
- Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 16 | 20 August – 23 September 2018
- Chikungunya fever spreading in Sudan’s Nile basin
By Laura Sheahen
“When we first came here, we were getting water from the valley, seven kilometers away.”
Muhammad is a long-time resident of a camp in Darfur for people who fled violence. He remembers what it was like nearly a decade ago, when thousands of desperate people first arrived. “Farmers were settled closer to the valley, so we couldn’t live where the water was. But when we went to get water, they helped us.”
Nawal, 27, was a little confused when people showed up at her thatched hut one day, asking about her baby daughter. “They measured her arm to see how thick it was,” she remembers.
One thing wasn’t confusing though: the family was hungry. “At home we don’t have any food,” she says simply. Though her husband earns some money as a daily labourer, there isn’t enough for the four children. “One of our little sons was in school, but he had to drop out. Our situation is bad.”
A decade in the camps
Solar power is making an extraordinary difference in camps in Darfur, Sudan, by providing much needed water to those living there.
By Hazel Williams from CAFOD (Caritas England and Wales).
As we enter Khamsadigay camp, which houses just under 20,000 people, we weave through narrow alleys between the temporary structures that people have slowly erected over the last eight or nine years. It’s a Friday morning, so the dusty burnt orange sand tracks are illuminated by groups of flowing white galabiyas – the traditional robes that Dafurian men wear for Friday prayers.
The conflict in Sudan's Darfur region has created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with over 200,000 people killed and more than two million displaced in the past three years.
Caritas Australia has commenced 2006 with a commitment of AUD 250,000 towards the Darfur Emergency Response Operation.
North- South Civil War
Sudan has faced a long drawn out civil war over the last 20 years between the North and South of the country. The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army had been fighting a guerrilla war against the Government of Sudan with the objective of gaining greater autonomy and services for the people of the mainly Christian and Animist south of the country. On January 9 2005 a peace agreement between the North and South was finally signed and ended the conflict.