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CARE started work in: 1979

Sudan ranks 170 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International’s work in Sudan focuses on providing relief services to internally displaced people and assisting conflict-affected communities.

What CARE International does in Sudan

CARE International has been working in Sudan since 1979. Initial projects focused on improving water supplies, forestry conservation, and assisting refugees fleeing war in Eritrea.  

Today, we work primarily in East Darfur, South Darfur, South Kordofan, Kassala, and Khartoum, and focus on providing relief services to internally displaced people, assisting conflict-affected populations to restore livelihoods, and promoting peace and stability. Current activities include improving water and sanitation, hygiene education, primary health care, nutrition, and livelihood support.  

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2022
  • Direct 1,509,747
  • Women & girls 53%
  • Indirect 900,613
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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SUDAN CARE forced to cease all aid operations in North Sudan and Darfur

GENEVA (March 6, 2009) – CARE has ceased all aid operations and is removing international staff from Sudan, following the Government of Sudan’s decision to revoke CARE’s licence to operate in the country. CARE is one of the largest aid agencies in Sudan, providing life-saving assistance to more than 1.5 million people across Northern Sudan and conflict-affected Darfur.

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