Children Enjoy good health
Health and nutrition:
World Vision directly provides services to vulnerable population in the areas of health, nutrition, water and sanitation. By far the largest component of World Vision's work is the food aid programme in South Darfur, which supported 538,196 people in 2013.
World Vision has made a strong contribution to addressing the threat of disease with the increase in vaccination coverage in South Darfur being a particular highlight. Clear improvements can also be seen in the areas of water and sanitation.
World Vision helped distribute 31,393.93 metric tons of different commodities to more than 319,883 beneficiaries in six camps in South Darfur. We provided supplementary food to 32,488 children under the age of five years. We also provided milling vouchers to 255,898 beneficiaries in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps. We provided food for education to 70 schools reaching 84,000 school going children.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH):
World Vision aims to improve children's health by enabling communities to have access to clean and safe water and practice good sanitation and hygiene. WASH interventions are implemented across the three programme areas in Sudan namely; South Darfur, Blue Nile and Khartoum. World Vision supported the supply of safe water to a total population of 42,500 internally displaced persons in 2013 including 8,670 boys and 8,330 girls. Approximately 3,445 households of internally displaced persons were supported to construct latrines improving access to sanitation for approximately 20,665 people including 4,220 boys and 4,050 girls.
Children are educated for life
Wold Vision's interventions are mainly focused on provision of infrastructure and materials. Limited activities are also carried out in the form of training teachers, capacity building of Parent-Teachers Associations and enrolment awareness campaigns. World Vision supports 36 schools in camps in South Darfur with a total enrolment of 49,689 children and another 66 schools win Khartoum with a gross enrolment of 43,630 students.
Children are cared for, protected and participating
World Vision Sudan focuses on the protection and wellbeing of all boys and girls. Our interventions are aimed towards preventing and responding to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children and youth. The programme is being implemented in Khartoum and South Darfur.
World Vision provides psychosocial support to children and families affected by armed conflict through establishing Child-Friendly Spaces, parenting approaches and children/youth club models. The interventions specifically target children in internally displaced persons' camps and other vulnerable ones in the host communities in South Darfur and street children in Khartoum. There is positive change with more children in South Darfur reporting living free from abuse and violence compared to a year ago.
World Vision is also providing support to communities to start income-generating activities to enable families increase their disposable income and reduce tensions and competition for limited resources. World Vision also supports in the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure in areas where communities are returning.