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.


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Health & Nutrition

Food Security & Livelihoods


WASH program (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene)


    • In 2004, World Relief began programs in Sudan.
    • World Relief provides nutrition services and supports several healthcare facilities in Sudan. In 2015, seven health clinics conducted over 86,000 consultations for primary care.
    • World Relief also supports 26 feeding centers to address the nutritional needs of children, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
    • In 2015, over 34,000 people received enhanced access to potable water.
    • Through local Peace and Reconciliation Committees (PRCs), conflict is mapped and prevented so healing can spread. In 2015, 26 PRCs were functioning and over 1,000 community members participated in peace awareness sessions where they learned to encourage peacebuilding in their towns and villages.


    Gemta Birhanu Adula, Country Director
    Rose Moraa Onsomu, Finance & Admin Manager
    Mohamed Yahia, WASH Team Leader
    Ismail Abaker Khamies, Food Security Team Leader
    Suad Yousif, Nutrition Team Leader