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Sudan Humanitarian Crisis

Emergencies

Hundreds of thousands of people have died and more than 8.5 million people are affected by the crisis, and there is no end in sight.

About the Crisis in Sudan

Darfur, the western region of Sudan, has been in a state of humanitarian crisis since 2003. The current conflict in Darfur is complex, caused by a host of political, social, economic and environmental problems.

Civilians have suffered greatly from the conflict. The result is a humanitarian crisis affecting millions of people, and there is no end in sight. As Sudan continues to face economic challenges and a shortage of hard currency, food prices were expected to further increase by as much as 200-250 percent during 2019.

Hundreds of thousands of people have died and more than 8.5 million people are affected by the crisis. Many people have been displaced from the violence, and have moved into camps in Sudan’s larger towns or have crossed the border into Chad or South Sudan where they live in refugee camps, straining local resources.

8.5

million

Sudanese have been affected by the crisis.

What CARE is Doing

A recent increase in displacement has caused a strain on ongoing humanitarian services across the Darfur region. CARE International Switzerland immediately increased its ongoing humanitarian response in several camps, helping provide basic needs, including food, water, shelter and sanitation facilities.

Currently, CARE International Switzerland runs programs mainly in East Darfur, South Darfur, South Kordofan, Kassala and Khartoum, providing relief services, helping people restore their livelihoods, and promoting peace and stability. CARE also helps refugees in neighboring Chad with the same kinds of programs and services.