Sudan is marked by high inflation, a shrinking economy, student protests and protracted conflict, as well as stiff American sanctions and genocide charges related to Darfur. The independence of South Sudan in 2011 resolved years of civil war, but clashes continue to arise between Sudan and its new neighbor.
- Agriculture & Food: Increasing food security for returnees and vulnerable host communities with agricultural tools, seeds and information.
- Conflict & Governance: Improving war-affected and marginalised communities' capacity to support local economic development and poverty alleviation.
- Water: Drilling, repairing and maintaining water points.
Sudan: Displaced Kids Return to School in Darfur, but Many Are Still Left Out
On a hot, dusty day, hundreds of students pour out of their makeshift school, notebooks in hand. Looking at the smiles on their faces, it could be any after-school scene, but these students have all been displaced from their homes in Darfur, Sudan.
Sudan: Lack of Sanitation and Hygiene in Darfur Contributing to Deaths
In the dusty, crowded camps for people displaced in Zalingei, West Darfur, the living situation for the 58,000 new residents is almost unbearable. Children sit on the dirt ground covered with flies. They have long ago given up exerting the energy to swat them away.
Sudan: Darfur: Questions and Answers with Mercy Corps GEO Director
Mercy Corps Global Emergency Operations (GEO) Director Randy Martin is widely acknowledged as an expert on Sudan. He has been involved with Sudan for over 25 years, traveling extensively throughout both the northern and southern regions of the country.
Sudan: Introduction: Crisis in Darfur, Sudan
What is the crisis in Darfur, Sudan? Over 175,000 Sudanese have fled to the neighboring country of Chad as refugees, while more than a million remain homeless in Darfur.