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A Decade in Darfur: Caring for the Sick

A Decade in Darfur: Caring for the Sick

Ten years ago, when thousands of families first crowded into Darfur’s camps, there were few medical options. Many turned to hit-or-miss traditional remedies, or simply hoped for the best. For life-threatening problems like scorpion stings, difficult childbirth, and malaria, camp residents were at the mercy of fate.

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A Decade in Darfur: Healing Relationships

A Decade in Darfur: Healing Relationships

“When I entered my farm, it was so pretty that I was singing.” Abubakar, a 37-year-old father of ten, was happy with the rainy season in Darfur in mid-2012. “I saw I’d have a good harvest.” Abubakar had put a lot of work into his crops of groundnuts, millet, maize and okra. “At the beginning ...

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Darfur: ten years of service

War broke out in Sudan’s Darfur region in 2003. It has remained one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises over the last decade. At least 3.4 million people in Darfur need humanitarian assistance today, a figure which includes 1.4 million displaced people (IDPs) in camps receiving food aid. Life is difficult in the camps, but ...

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A Decade in Darfur: Mothers and Children at Risk

A Decade in Darfur: Mothers and Children at Risk

With thousands of others, Nawal escaped to one of Sudan’s camps for displaced people. They were safer there, but could no longer earn a living by farming. Some camp residents do tasks like brickmaking, making enough money to buy the day’s kilo or two of grain.

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A Decade in Darfur: Voices from the Camps

A Decade in Darfur: Voices from the Camps

In Darfur, hundreds of thousands of people who fled violence now live in camps for displaced people. Life is difficult in the camps, but families receive support from health, water, and other programmes funded by ACT Alliance and Caritas.

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The Least of These: Helping Leprosy Patients in Darfur

The Least of These: Helping Leprosy Patients in Darfur

The NCA programme also teaches people how to recognize the signs of leprosy quickly, because if the disease is caught early on, it can be stopped in its tracks. Since the training, medical assistants have identified new cases and patients have started treatment with tablets provided by the government.

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A decade in Darfur: Call me Actcaritas

A decade in Darfur: Call me Actcaritas

Seldom has a joint programme between aid agencies made such a personal impression on an employee, but the partnership of ACT Alliance and Caritas—Protestants and Catholics helping Darfur–struck a cord with an aid worker in the region. Here, he describes why he likes his nickname. My real first name is Abakar. But everyone calls me ...

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A decade in Darfur: challenges and progress

A decade in Darfur: challenges and progress

By Laura Sheahen “When we first came here, we were getting water from the valley, seven kilometers away.” Muhammad is a long-time resident of a camp in Darfur for people who fled violence. He remembers what it was like nearly a decade ago, when thousands of desperate people first arrived. “Farmers were settled closer to ...

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South Sudan one year on

South Sudan one year on

South Sudan became the world’s newest nation on 9 July 2011. Twelve months later, we celebrate the achievements of the people and churches of South Sudan and of Caritas South Sudan and its Caritas partners in working towards peace and development. The challenge has been huge. South Sudan has started life as one of the ...

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In pictures: Conflict in the Sudans

In early summer 2011, violence erupted on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. In the town of Abyei, families left everything behind them as they ran to escape aerial attacks, shooting, and house-burnings. Caritas members immediately began helping families who walked miles to safer areas. In a place called Agok, Caritas has worked with ...

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