Sudan

It’s difficult to talk about AIDS in Darfur

It’s difficult to talk about AIDS in Darfur

By Edwyn Shiell, Act for Peace – Campaigns & Communication Coordinator “It’s difficult to talk about HIV and AIDS in Darfur. You can’t really talk about it openly in the camps”, says Gloria Gwoka Nakoboji, the HIV/AIDS Project Officer for the Sudan Council of Churches – SCC (A Caritas partner) in Nyala, Darfur. Estimates of ...

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Bringing Solar Power to the People of Darfur

Bringing Solar Power to the People of Darfur

As climate change is heatedly debated by world leaders, communities in Darfur are finding sustainable solutions to water shortages in Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) Camps. The rainy season in South Darfur typically lasts five or six months of the year. For the remainder, the land is dry, arid and desolate. With the length of the ...

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Working Together to Save Lives in Darfur

Working Together to Save Lives in Darfur

Christian Churches from all over the world are working together to save the lives of people affected by conflict in Darfur. A joint programme involving ACT (Action by Churches Together), a global alliance of churches and related agencies working in the field of humanitarian relief, and Caritas Internationalis has been providing essential life-saving services such ...

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Imagine compassion in a crisis: More than bread alone

Imagine compassion in a crisis: More than bread alone

The crisis in Darfur worsened, with 290,000 people fleeing their homes during the first nine months of 2008. Many people fled to Chad and the Central African Republic. Caritas is part of one of the biggest programmes in south and west Darfur, helping 250,000 people. Caritas covers basic needs, including access to clean water, sanitary ...

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Children in Darfur receiving clean water

Children in Darfur receiving clean water

Eleven-year old Fatima lives with her family in Khamsadageig IDP camp in Darfur. It is home to 19,000 people. Established in 2005, it is one of the oldest camps in Darfur. Caritas supports programmes that provide water, sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion campaigns in the camp. As the eldest of five siblings, she must help ...

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‘Darfur must not become a forgotten emergency’

‘Darfur must not become a forgotten emergency’

Darfur is in danger of becoming a forgotten emergency, according to Nyika Musiyazwiriyo, the outgoing Head of Programmes for the joint ACT/Caritas Darfur Programme. “Darfur is slipping from our minds,” explains Nyika. “Funding for humanitarian work in the region has decreased substantially since the conflict first came to international attention. And Darfur is no longer ...

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Darfur operations set to increase

Darfur operations set to increase

A quarter million people are assisted everyday to survive and find a better life in Darfur thanks to the support Caritas members receive around the world. That support is being expanded to include activities in camps were other international aid agencies have been asked to leave. Caritas Internationalis works in Darfur with ACT International, an ...

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ACT/Caritas prepare for the coming rains

ACT/Caritas prepare for the coming rains

By Emad Eldin Ali, with contribution from Catherine Dennis Life in Darfur can be harsh at the best of times, but during the rainy season it can be particularly challenging. Many families who have lost their homes because of the conflict are now living in makeshift mud huts and straw shelters. Ensuring people have shelter, ...

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