Help Save Children in Sudan

In Sudan, children face enormous challenges every day. Due to 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, little hope for an education and one of the highest infant mortality rates. Many children in Sudan have known only violence and fear.

The Challenge for Sudan's Children

Living under the constant threat of violence, and facing hunger and extreme poverty, children in Sudan need your help.

  • Only 47% of girls 15 and older are literate
  • 25% of school-age children are out of school
  • 70 out of 1000 children die
    before their 5th birthday
  • 25% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 47% of people live in poverty
Map of Sudan

Our Work for Children in Sudan

In 1984, Save the Children in Sudan began conducting programs to help children in Sudan and their 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 — offering aid to Sudanese children; providing protection for the most vulnerable; conducting education, health and livelihood programs; and assisting in the coordination and management of four camps.

In 2009, Save the Children US and Save the Children UK were among 13 international aid organizations to have their registrations revoked. After reaching an agreement with the government of Sudan, Save the Children US transferred programs and assets to Save the Children Sweden with an objective to maximize support for Save the Children Sweden to scale up its programs to assist vulnerable children and families in Sudan. We have maintained programming for children in both conflict and non-conflict settings and our programs are either delivered directly or through partners.

Since then Save the Children continued programming for children and families affected by conflict, displacement, extreme poverty, hunger and a lack of basic services. Many of the children and families we serve were among the most vulnerable and hardest to reach. Our current programming focuses on providing children with a healthy start in life, protection from harm and the opportunity to learn.

  • Protected 20,100 children from harm
  • Supported 51,136 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 219,934 children with a healthy start in life
  • Helped 6,728 families feed their children
  • Gave 31,838 children vital nourishment

How to Help Children in Sudan

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)

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