CARE International Statement on Sudan Crisis: Kate Maina-Vorley, CARE Regional Director for Eastern and Central Africa
“The current ceasefire comes as a welcome reprieve for Sudanese citizens, and we urge all parties in this tragic conflict to maintain a much-needed peace. CARE teams in Chad are already working closely with our partners to respond to the incoming Sudanese refugees, the majority of whom are women and children. In Sudan, we have relocated our staff to safe places, and thankfully all are safe and accounted for. We remain committed to supporting Sudan at this terrible time, and with a severe increase in cases of violence against women, alongside access to reproductive healthcare being severely compromised, we are working alongside our humanitarian partners to support access to midwives and psychosocial support to Sudanese women and girls”
Notes to Editors
- CARE Sudan resumed some of its life-saving operations on 19th April in four of the six states it operates in, after a brief suspension due to the hostilities. CARE Sudan works with partners to provide water, health, nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene services to people in need across the country, with a particular focus on women and girls.
- In Chad, over 42,000 Sudanese are estimated to have crossed already. Estimates indicate this could go up to 100k in the coming days and weeks. The refugees are going to three main villages and the current main needs are shelter, water, and latrines.
- An interagency evaluation led by UNHCR is ongoing and CARE Chad is working to construct latrines for refugees and also distribute cash at GBV-sensitization sessions, knowing that cases of GBV increase during times of displacement.
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