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Map of Sudan Map of Sudan

Sudan flagCountry Profile

Capital: Khartoum

Language: Arabic, English

Population: 35 million

Plan International has been operating in Northern Sudan since 1977, helping poor children to access their rights to health, education, water and sanitation, and protection. Today we work with 500,000 children across the country - including Kassala, White Nile and North Kordofan states, as well as Darfur.

Plan International Sudan works with children, their families and communities to identify major problems and implement solutions.

Two teenage girls in classroom
2 smiling mothers and their babies
Group of students work at their desk

Plan International's core areas of activity include:

Economic security
Economic security
Child protection
Child protection

3 reasons why your support is so important:

  • Many children die of treatable illnesses, including diarrhea and pneumonia.
  • 33% of children don’t go to primary school – many of them are girls from rural areas.
  • etween 65% and 98% of girls are subjected to female genital mutilation, depending on their region.

How your support is helping Sudan

  • Working with children and communities to identify the most pressing health needs, and supporting them on the management of health interventions, like immunizations, malaria control and nutrition.
  • Providing medical equipment and health training to primary health care providers, mothers and community members. From HIV awareness days to malaria action week, we are promoting behavioural change through health-focused social events.
  • Promoting birth registration so that children receive an official identity and access their right to social services, including health care.
  • Improving the availability and quality of water and sanitation services by training community groups to manage water systems.
  • Promoting safe, healthy and child-friendly learning environments, and supporting the implementation of quality learning with an emphasis on girls’ education, children’s participation in education issues and discouraging corporal punishment.
  • Helping families build resilience to economic shocks by learning marketable skills, and plan for the future to ensure they can meet their children’s needs.

Country Comparison

People living in poverty 47% 9%
Mortality of children under 5 77 deaths /1000 births 5 deaths /1000 births
Life expectancy 62 years 81 years

(World Bank, CIA World Factbook, World Health Organization)

Common phrases in Arabic

Hello Aiwa ka
How are you? Inta kwayes?
Thank you Shukran
Goodbye Ma’a salama
How old are you? Aumri kam?

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