GOAL in Sudan
The signing of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement in January 2005 was a historic watershed. It brought to an official end 22 years of protracted and costly civil war between the mainly Muslim north and the Animist and Christian south of the country. The conflict had caused tremendous loss of life, devastated the country’s infrastructure, and destroyed livelihoods.
The peace agreement set in motion a train of events that resulted in the people of south Sudan voting to secede from the country in 2011, and the birth of a newly independent nation, The Republic of South Sudan.
As a result of the many years of conflict, Sudan, like its southern neighbour, faces major challenges in rebuilding its entire infrastructure to cope with the needs of a war-weary and mostly poverty-stricken population. There is a dearth of medical and education facilities, and limited access to water and sanitation. Food provision remains a major problem, as do lack of adequate livelihoods. Without help, the government of Sudan cannot possibly deliver what is needed.
To help enable the process of recovery and reconciliation in Sudan, GOAL is operating a widespread, integrated programme targeting conflict-affected people.
Amongst many other projects, the GOAL programme is delivering primary healthcare and nutrition; water and sanitation; livelihoods and literacy, these being amongst the major underlying causes of poverty.
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Our current programmes in Sudan:
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