Against this backdrop of bloody
conflict, generations of children have been born, mostly into extreme poverty in
a country that has had its infrastructures ravaged by war and its economy
shattered. Sudan has been described at the World's worst humanitarian crisis,
and its war problems have been compounded by harsh famines, illness and disease.
Today, with its 41 million population, the country and its people faces an
uncertain and still dangerous future. Its hard to imagine living in a land where there is only one trained doctor for every 100,000 people, where more than half of all children don't attend school so will struggle to find employment in a country where so many don't work and where a quarter of a million people are living in refugee camps along the Chad border.
But worse than that, as Sudan has had little more than a decade of stability since its independence, so many children have grown up knowing nothing but fear, conflict, death of family members, rape and abduction to be trafficked elsewhere.
It is these scars that will take the longest to heal as Sudanese children do not
have any concept of normality to cascade down to their children to help build a
Work programs in the Sudan help
hundreds of thousands and include getting food supplies to severely malnourished
children, running orphanages, water projects,
education projects, providing seeds and tools, and very simple yet effective
ideas such as the provision of chickens so families have an additional source of
food and are able to sell surplus eggs for additional monies for the necessities
of life. On this page you can explore facts and information about
Sudan in a series of articles and videos together with
news about Sudan.