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Caritas is marking a decade of work in Darfur

Caritas is marking ten years of mitigating the suffering in the Darfur region of Sudan despite the enormous difficulties of working there. It has maintained the same high level of commitment to the victims of violence during this time and remained constant, true and at their side in Darfur.

The violence which struck Darfur in the early 2000s, changed the way farmers and herders lived together. Bloody conflicts broke out over routes and grazing, which continue to this day.

Caritas works in partnership with the ACT alliance of church-based aid agencies in a unique ecumenical initiative. Caritas members provide emergency relief, clean water, healthcare and nutrition. Altogether more than one million people have benefitted. More and more responsibility and management roles have been successfully given to local organisations, following a substantial investment in capacity building.

Caritas uses radio programmes and football tournaments to build peace and provides bicycles for shuttle diplomacy. It opens free veterinary clinics and water points to remove flashpoints. Different groups of people interact and become friends during skills training programmes, which also help to get them jobs.

Caritas Updates from Darfur

  • Quarter of South Sudanese face hunger

Quarter of South Sudanese face hunger

  • 23 March 2016
Millions of people in South Sudan are in desperate need of aid as the country faces its worst food crisis since independence in 2011.
  • Throwing a lifeline to Darfur

Throwing a lifeline to Darfur

  • 28 January 2016
The needs of those displaced or who have been affected by the conflict in Darfur are great and wide-ranging. They range from basic needs such as water and shelter and access to health facilities but also to longer-term needs such as education and retraining and rebuilding their livelihoods.
  • Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

  • 15 October 2014
Caritas has launched an emergency appeal for €2.5 million, (US$3 million) to help over 50,000 of the neediest people as severe food crisis looms in early 2015.

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