Sudan is marked by high inflation, a shrinking economy, student protests and protracted conflict, as well as stiff American sanctions and genocide charges related to Darfur. The independence of South Sudan in 2011 resolved years of civil war, but clashes continue to arise between Sudan and its new neighbour.
- Agriculture & Food: Increasing food security for returnees and vulnerable host communities with agricultural tools, seeds and information.
- Conflict & Governance: Improving war-affected and marginalised communities' capacity to support local economic development and poverty alleviation.
- Water: Drilling, repairing and maintaining water points.
Sudan: Children in Blue Nile state
Children in Kurmuk, Sudan, clown for the camera. The city in the Blue Nile state, along the country's southern border, has been besieged by conflict since South Sudan's independence last July, as the countries struggle to negotiate resources and borders.
Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan: Horror in the Horn of Africa: reflections and projections
I first encountered extreme poverty and hunger in 1972 when I drove through Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia on a church mission trip. It struck me in the heart and I felt helpless.
Sudan: Mayol Dau inside his shop
Mayol Dau does three things in his shop: credit card transfers over the phone, repair of mobile phones and recharging of mobile phone batteries.
Sudan: Mayol Dau outside his shop in Aweng, Sudan
Fifteen-year-old Mayol Dau started a cell phone business, with help from Mercy Corps, to help his family buy food. Now he's also using the money to pay for school fees to further his studies.
Sudan: Feet of Achol Ngong Chan and two of her children
Achol, her husband and their five children had to walk two days before reaching this displacement camp.
Sudan: Achol Ngong Chan and her children
Achol Ngong Chan and a few of her children, outside their makeshift shelter in a displacement camp near Agok, Sudan.
Sudan: Alfonse Pawil at a Mercy Corps Civil Society Resource Center
After years spent displaced during Sudan's long civil war, 20-year-old Alfonse Pawil is now enrolled in a Mercy Corps-sponsored computer training course in Turalei, his hometown.
Sudan: An uncertain future for Nyan-man Ajiing and her children
"I’m a returnee from Khartoum and now a displaced person from Abyei," 30-year-old Nyan-man Ajiing explained.
Sudan: Out of destruction, rebuilding hope in Abyei
It has been just over two and a half years since clashes between the northern Sudan Armed Forces and the southern Sudan People’s Liberation Army burned Abyei town to the ground.
Sudan: A step forward in Darfur
Mercy Corps Scotland is preparing to enter Darfur to help thousands of Sudanese impacted by the continuing strife there. These are families who have lost nearly everything — their homes, their farms, their loved ones — and have been living in tent camps ever since.