In the Darfur region of Sudan, fighting caused by scarce access to water, land, and other natural resources, and fueled by ethnic rhetoric has caused food insecurity and endemic poverty. Recurring health, nutrition, water shortage and sanitation problems are the major challenges facing this region.
Beginning its programs in the Darfur region of Sudan in 2004, World Relief is currently the primary NGO partner providing interventions in the Azirni, Sanidadi and Umtaguok localities in West Darfur specific to health, nutrition, food security, livelihoods and water sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities. World Relief plans to expand its programming in health, nutrition, and WASH into Central Darfur State in 2016, and aims to meet the needs of the Sudan people through love in action so that those living in the region may have abundant life.
World Relief currently supports the Sudan Ministry of Health with seven permanent clinics in West Darfur, as well as four mobile clinics that bring medical care to the most remote populations. By providing critical life-saving health services, World Relief is well-positioned to respond when disease outbreaks occur. Through our partnerships with the International Organization for Migration and USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, for example, World Relief was able to respond to simultaneous outbreaks of malaria and dengue fever in early 2016.