Sudan crisis: Urgent aid, solidarity, attention required
Over 50 organisations have issued a joint statement calling for immediate support for children affected by the Sudan crisis.
Plan International has been working in Sudan since 1977. Our goal is for vulnerable children and youth to realise their full potential in protective and resilient communities which respect and promote equality.
Our work supports girls’ rights and gender equality to bring about transformative changes for girls, youth and wider society.
There are many internally displaced people in Sudan as well as refugees from neighbouring countries and others around the region due to protracted conflicts. In addition, the country’s economy is deteriorating and public expenditure on education and healthcare is shrinking. There is also a high prevalence of child marriage and female genital mutilation.
Plan International Sudan will build on its reputation as a thought leader and a partner of choice for the government and local civil society organisations on gender equality and the empowerment of young people.
We strengthen the ability of girls and young people to learn, lead, decide and thrive in their lives and communities. We achieve this by building partnerships which empower children and youth and effect necessary changes in policies, laws and practices.
Our current priorities include:
The areas of Sudan we work in are Kassala, White Nile, North Kordofan, South Kordofan, North Darfur and Khartoum. We will soon be expanding to work in the states of Red Sea and Al Gedarif.
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