A national state of emergency has been called for the next THREE months because of the ongoing devastation caused by flooding from heavy seasonal rains which has claimed the lives of over 99 people. The floods have affected more than 500,000 people across Sudan, injured dozens more, and damaged more than 100,000 homes.
Sudan’s history is rife with conflict, both man-made, including the separation of South Sudan in 2011, and natural, including flood emergencies are recent as 2019. As a result, Sudan’s residents have to struggle against these strangling factors to try to make ends meet: 7.1 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. (USAID, 2018).
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Sudan are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Sudan is the first country the Islamic Relief global family provided relief to by responding to famine in 1984. Since then, Islamic Relief USA has worked to provide humanitarian aid in the region as permitted by U.S. law. Aid has included emergency response to flood survivors as well as food aid.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Sudan
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Sudan a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation