March 2011 - Sudan continues to face many grave humanitarian challenges. In the north, the conflict in Darfur continues, with the levels of violence and insecurity, once again, increasing. This has lead to the new or continued displacement of nearly two million people, leaving them reliant on outside assistance for food and other basic, life-saving services.
In the south, the recent referendum decision to secede from the north (January 2011) has brought new challenges to a region already devastated by decades of civil war and beset by inter-tribal violence and chronic natural disasters (drought, flooding). Hundreds of thousands of southerners have now decided to return to a homeland that lacks even the most basic infrastructure in many areas, overwhelming local capacity to feed, shelter, and provide basic services to the population.
CIDA's support of this World Relief Canada (WRC) project in Darfur is helping to meet the basic humanitarian needs of newly displaced populations in Darfur. WRC, with its partner Tearfund, is working to improve access to food, water and sanitation, health care and nutritional support, and child education for an estimated 116,000 conflict-affected and displaced people in Darfur.
This is a new feature, part of CIDA's efforts towards increasing transparency. Information will only be available for projects approved after October 15, 2011. For other projects, information on expected results is usually included in the description.
|World Relief Canada||2011-06-29||Grant|