Sudan, the largest country in Africa, bears the scars of civil war. Fighting between the North and the South internally displaced millions, caused hundreds of thousands to flee the country and devastated the economy and infrastructure. Recurrent drought has further disrupted food production. A Comprehensive Peace Agreement brokered a fragile truce between northern and southern forces in 2005, but conflict in the western region of Darfur continues to cause death and displacement on a large scale.
Though the LWF has been active intermittently with emergency relief operations in Sudan since the mid-1970s, a separate country program was first established in Southern Sudan in late 2007. The LWF/DWS Sudan country office now manages humanitarian assistance and development projects previously coordinated by World Service programs in Kenya and Uganda.
The LWF’s integrated approach in the country emphasizes peace building, capacity building, disaster mitigation and preparedness, food security, water/sanitation and education.
Reintegration and Recovery
Current DWS Sudan program operations in the Lakes, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria States aim to address the needs, both acute and long-term, of refugees and internally displaced people, and to provide services to host communities.
In the face of a continued influx of returnees from neighboring countries and from within Sudan itself, DWS is working to rebuild and construct schools to ensure educational opportunities.
Key programs raise awareness of HIV & AIDS and address the need for access to water and improved sanitation in order to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases.
A combination of rehabilitation and development-oriented projects serves to foster economic self-reliance and build capacity in local communities.
For more information please contact:
Mr Michael Hyden, Program Officer
Mr Arie den Toom, Country Representative