The recent history of Sudan has been marked by chaos, violence and manifestations of civil war in various geographical regions of the country. The sequence of fights and violence have contributed to a growing number of displaced people gathered in refugee camps, especially in Darfur, Sud Kordofan and Blue Nile. COOPI’s interventions have been concentrating on this particular region, where the population lives in conditions of extreme poverty.
Since 2004, COOPI has been present in Sudan with a coordination office in Khartoum, an office in El Faster – the capital of North Darfur, and several headquarters where WASH, Livelihood & Food Security activities are carried out. Additionally to first emergency initiatives, for some years COOPI has also been engaged in reintegrating the displaced in their places of origin. To promote alimentary safety of the returning population, we have facilitated the farmers’ and stock breeders’ access to natural resources for cultivation and cattle breeding. We have also built and rehabilitated wells and dams for human and animal consumption, fundamental structures in an area where subsistence farming relies most of all on the yearly 3-month rainfall.
Moreover, our staff organizes recurrent campaigns of vaccinations for animals and continuous activities of training in order to reduce illnesses and diseases spread by water or caused by bad hygienic and sanitary habits. COOPI has trained technical staff for the correct management of water sources, which have been rehabilitated. COOPI has recently started to collaborate with technical institutions of El Fasher to provide professional training to young people, thereby giving them the possibility to start a profession.
The situation in Sudan
The results of COOPI
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