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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

  • South Sudan’s independence hopes turn to dust

South Sudan’s independence hopes turn to dust

  • 11 July 2014
“Independence in 2011 was our joy because it meant that each and every one of us would stay at his home peacefully. Now, I have no home, no job and no peace in my mind. I am stranded.”
  • Crisis worsening in South Sudan

Crisis worsening in South Sudan

  • 21 May 2014
South Sudan is heading for famine unless urgent action is taken now to provide humanitarian aid and for aid agencies to reach those in need.

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