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 highest infant mortality rates. Many children are now growing up in a world that has only known violence and fear.
More than 36 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 7 years
76 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $4 a day
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
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 280,402 children
with a healthy start in life
helped 1,350 families
feed their children
gave 114,762 children
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