About the Situation
By the Numbers
More than 34,847,910 people live in Sudan
46.5% of the people in Sudan live below the poverty line
223,474 people were affected by floods in 2013
(Sources: U.S. government and news reports)
Sudan has struggled with a combination of environmental stresses as well as conflict that displaced thousands of people and set back the economy.
Average food prices increased by 20% in 2011, putting strain on the urban and rural poor. Then, in August and September 2013, heavy rains created a flood emergency that affected a quarter of a million 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