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Working in Crises and Conflict

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Sudanese girls welcome participants to the Darfur Regional Authority Stakeholders Conference in El Fasher in July 2012, a USAID-supported event to explore issues of concern to the people of Darfur
AECOM International Sudan

CONFLICT MITIGATION AND PREVENTION

USAID aims to strengthen local communities’ ability to address the causes and consequences of local and political conflict, violence and instability.  USAID has supported community consensus-building through key reconciliation processes to mitigate potentially catalytic conflicts.  USAID also works with youth and women’s groups in Sudan to target vulnerabilities to conflict and build leadership skills to transform conditions of conflict, improve livelihoods and foster peaceful community relations.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE

For more than a decade, USAID has been responding to a complex humanitarian emergency throughout Sudan.  In 2014, due to escalating violence in the Two Areas, the U.N. estimates that a total of 6.1 million people will require humanitarian assistance—representing a 37 percent increase from the number of people in need in 2013.  USAID’s current priorities include providing life-saving assistance to conflict-affected populations in the Darfur region and the Two Areas.  In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 and FY 2014 to date, USAID provided more than $95.9 million in non-food humanitarian assistance to Sudan for activities across multiple sectors, including agriculture and food security, health, nutrition, protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, as well as humanitarian coordination and information management, logistics support and the provision of relief commodities.

 

Last updated: August 22, 2014

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