Access to clean, running water and sanitation facilities is a daily struggle for many displaced people in Sudan. Across the country, some 3.5 million people need clean drinking water and latrines. In rural areas, water for the family is traditionally collected by women and girls.
Since the beginning of the year, almost 152,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, bringing the total number of arrivals to some 400,000 since conflict began in South Sudan in 2013. In East Darfur State, one of the main areas where refugees are arriving, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners are providing assistance
“We are finally home, but we have come back to nothing,” said Kakuma, a Fur woman in her forties from Tala, a village in Boori valley in Darfur’s Jebel Marra region. Kakuma fled Tala with her six children when the area was attacked last year.
Around the world, water drives people. An abundance of it draws people, builds up communities and business, and creates life. A lack of it drives people away, prevents communities and businesses from flourishing, and chokes off life before it can begin.
For centuries, pastoralists have migrated with their livestock in search of grazing land along well-trod migratory corridors in Blue Nile state. With the expansion of mechanized farming and increased livestock densities
Located near North Darfur’s capital city El Fasher, the Wadi El Ku (Wadi meaning valley) is an area that has seen a substantial population growth over the past 10 years. The current population, which is estimated to be well over 700,000 people,
Khadiga Mohammed, a Sudanese single mother in her forties, remembers all too well her days of poverty. They were, after all, not that long ago. She painfully recalls how, in 2015, she had to explain to one of her seven children that the reason she couldn’t buy them milk every night is because she “can’t afford to.”
On the 5th of May 2016 the Khartoum office of UNESCO and the Italian Embassy at Khartoum in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture and the Sudanese Journalist Union organized a workshop ”Empowering women in Sudanese Media”, which took place in Rotana Hotel, Khartoum.
On the 16th-18th of February 2016 the Khartoum office of UNESCO together with the French Cultural Center organized the children’s workshop “Sudanese Cultural Heritage in the Eyes of Children and Youth: Traditional Folk Tales”. The workshop was made in collaboration with the Sudanese National Commission for UNESCO, the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museum, the Association for Cultural Awareness, the Kid Library of the Al Faisal Cultural Center, and the “Film making for Children” Initiative.