About the Situation
By the Numbers
More than 37 million people live in Sudan
Nearly half of Sudan’s population lives below the poverty line
35% of children younger than 5 are stunted
(Sources: The World Bank and World Food Program)
Ongoing conflict and climate challenges have contributed to Sudan’s continued struggles in income, food security and other quality-of-life indicators. Sudan ranked 171 of 187 countries in the United Nations’ 2013 Human Development Index. The country lost 75% of its oil revenue with the separation of South Sudan in July 2011, and its economy shrank 4.4% the following year. Food security remains fragile, and floods in August and September 2013 further stressed hundreds of thousands of people.
How Islamic Relief is Helping
Sudan is the first country where the Islamic Relief family of organizations provided relief, responding to famine in 1984. Islamic Relief USA has provided humanitarian aid in Sudan as permitted by U.S. law. Responding to the recent flood emergency, Islamic Relief USA donors are providing comprehensive humanitarian relief.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the programs that Islamic Relief has supported in Sudan:
INTEGRATED EMERGENCY SUPPORT TO FLOOD AFFECTED POPULATIONS
In the wake of destructive flooding, Islamic Relief USA donors are chlorinating water, building latrines and helping families meet their food needs. Cash-for-work initiatives are providing a source of income, and this project also aims to improve health in the affected areas.
RAMADAN FOOD DISTRIBUTION