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Statement From Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE, on the Situation in Sudan

“The people of Sudan are facing the possibility of an irreversible humanitarian disaster in the coming days. With more than 11 million people across the country – prior to the current crisis – barely able to meet the minimum food requirements, the recent violence is exacerbating an already dire situation for civilians, especially women and girls. Reports of the near collapse of health services, lack of access to food and basic necessities, indiscriminate looting, incidences of gender-based violence, and increased numbers of displaced – compounded by an inability to deliver lifesaving aid – all point to a future of longer-term suffering for the people of Sudan if the conflict continues. We again call for an immediate cessation to the violence. Civilians must be allowed access to food, water, health and basic services; humanitarian deliveries to impacted areas must continue unhindered, and all efforts must be made to stop the indiscriminate targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure.”


About CARE

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package ®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. This year, CARE and partners worked in 111 countries implementing 1,600 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects and initiatives that reached 174,000,000 people.

CARE has been working in communities across Sudan since 1979. Between July to December 2022, CARE in Sudan reached 147,000 people with much-needed health services, 15,900 people with sexual reproductive health support, and 465,400 people with water, sanitation, and hygiene services.

To learn more, visit www.care.org


Media Contact:

Anisa Husain, anisa.husain@care.org 

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