Sudan

Sudan Children

About Sudan

In Sudan, the challenges children face are enormous. Because of ongoing conflict, many children live under the threat of violence, as well as the possibility of exploitation and abuse. They also often face food and water shortages, inadequate or non-existent healthcare and little hope for an education. As a result, Sudan has one of the lowest life expectancies in the world, and one of the highest infant mortality rates.

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Facts About
Sudan

More than 35 Million
people
live there

The average girl stays in
school only until she's 4

73 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $4 a day


Our Work

Save the Children began working in Sudan in 1984, conducting programs for children and families affected by conflict, displacement, extreme poverty, hunger and a lack of basic services. Many of the children and families we served were among the most vulnerable and hardest to reach. Until the suspension of work in West Darfur, Save the Children was reaching displaced children and women in camps and surrounding conflict-affected communities every month — providing protection for the most vulnerable; conducting education, health and livelihood programs; and assisting in the coordination and management of four camps. As Save the Children was completing its fifth year in West Darfur, we received a letter from the Sudanese authorities asking us to suspend operations in northern Sudan. We were among 13 international aid organizations — including our sister agency, Save the Children UK — to have their registrations revoked.

Our Work in
Sudan

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 554,194
children
from harm

supported 143,124
children
in times of crisis

provided 350,966 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 234,386 children
vital nourishment


Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014

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