PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN SUDAN

We have been working in partnership with local communities in Sudan since 1977 to champion children's rights to health, education and protection.

CHALLENGES

Sudan remains one of the poorest countries in the world. The challenges its children face are enormous.
  • Around 47% of Sudan's population are living in poverty.
  • There are around 6.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian aid.
  • Female genital mutilation is widely accepted - nearly nine in ten women aged 15 to 49 have been cut.
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Children who have participated in a Plan International savings club show off their savings boxes.
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Students learn about engines at a vocational training centre supported by Plan International.
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Displaced children eating at a camp supported by Plan International.

How we're helping

We are providing communities with access to clean water and sanitation and vaccinating children against preventable diseases. Health education is a critical part of this work - we're teaching mothers how to prevent and treat childhood illnesses, educating children and mothers about nutrition and raising community awareness about HIV and AIDS.

Children deserve a quality education. We're building and equipping schools, training teachers and providing learning materials.

We're supporting adult learning, too, through vocational training and literacy classes so that men and women can better provide for their children.

Protecting children remains a priority – we've established a family and child protection unit and are working with communities to combat female genital circumcision and child marriage.