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.



Blogs and News from Sudan:

For three days in mid-March, 130 key stakeholders in Sudan’s development met to discuss adopting a holistic approach to improving gender equality within the country. Read Else Kirk's blog on the importance of the conference here.

It is impossible to list all the ways that GOAL has helped my community’ - Click here to read the latest blog from GOAL's Hannah Reed on GOAL's work in rural Sudan.



Our current programmes in Sudan:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Non-Food Items Support
Emergency Support Healthcare
Infrastructure Rehabilitation Nutrition

Since 1977, GOAL has spent in excess of €790 million delivering aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the developing world. We have achieved all this on an exceptionally low administration cost base.

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