Supporting the most vulnerable people in Sudan
With the generous support of the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and His Excellency Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah bin Thani Al Thani, CARE has been able to implement the Sustainable WASH and Nutrition (SWAN) – Supporting the Most Vulnerable Populations in Sudan project from June 2019 to May 2020.
The project supported the most vulnerable populations across South Darfur, East Darfur and South Kordofan states by providing them with an integrated package of assistance which incorporates WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) and nutrition interventions. The overarching objective was to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality associated with malnutrition and WASH among the targeted populations.
Despite the challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Sudan’s ongoing economic crisis and market inflation, CARE provided life-saving services to more than 280,000 people, including internally displaced people, refugees, and vulnerable host communities, and contributed to the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with malnutrition and WASH. CARE built on our community-based approach during the project period to sustain WASH services and enable communities to sustain services with limited to no external support.
The key services provided include supporting the operation and maintenance of existing water systems, distribution of water vouchers, rehabilitation and construction of water yards, water quality monitoring, latrine rehabilitations and constructions, training of hygiene promoters, regular cleaning and hygiene promotion campaigns, outpatient therapeutic program / targeted supplementary feeding program, nutrition advice and support.