Sudan’s worst flooding of the last decade, starting late July 2021, affected nearly 830,000 people, forcing thousands from their homes and causing the deaths of more than 120 residents. Sudan is battling multiple crises, including outbreaks of COVID-19, armed conflict, and an elevated risk for water-borne diseases.
Millions are also facing crisis levels of food insecurity and there’s been a severe disruption in access to health care.
Islamic Relief staff are on the ground risking their lives to help flood survivors in Gederif, Blue Nile, and Khartoum states. IRUSA donors are providing food aid, hygiene kits, and essential nonfood items, like jerrycans, sleeping mats, kitchen utensils, and more. The more you can give, the more we can deliver. Please, reach deep into your pockets and give what you can.
Sudan’s history is rife with conflict, both man-made, including the separation of South Sudan in 2011, and natural, including flood emergencies: According to FAO.org, “since the start of 2020, the population of the Sudan has faced numerous challenges including desert locust invasions, which may return and worsen as the current floods improve breeding conditions, and the COVID-19 pandemic that has contributed to the highest annual inflation rate in decades.” As a result, Sudan’s residents have to struggle against these strangling factors to try to make ends meet: 9.6 million people in the country face acute food insecurity at crisis-level or worse!
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 through a famine emergency response in 1984. Since then, Islamic Relief USA has worked to provide humanitarian aid and development work in the region as permitted by U.S. law. Aid has included emergency response to flood survivors as well as food aid. Our development work has been focused on school rehabilitation, education support, and enhancing the food security and livelihood opportunities for local communities.
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.