Sudan’s worst flooding of the last decade, starting late July 2021, has affected nearly 830,000 people, forcing thousands from their homes and causing the deaths of more than 120 residents. Sudan is battling multiple crises, including outbreaks of COVID-19, armed conflict, and an elevated risk for water-borne diseases.
Millions are now also facing crisis levels of food insecurity and there’s been a severe disruption in access to health care.
Islamic Relief staff are on the ground risking their lives to help flood survivors in Gederif, Blue Nile, and Khartoum states. Funding is urgently needed to help ensure those affected swiftly receive critical aid. This is not their fight alone. Please, reach deep into your pockets and give what you can. Their survival depends on it.
We Need YOUR Help
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Sudan a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
$500 can implement livelihood programs to set up women-led households for success
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
A People Thriving Against Civil War and Climate Change
Sudan’s history is rife with conflict, both man-made, including the separation of South Sudan in 2011, and natural, including flood emergencies are recent as 2019. As a result, Sudan’s residents have to struggle against these strangling factors to try to make ends meet: 7.1 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. (USAID, 2018).
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Sudan are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Sudan
Sudan is the first country the Islamic Relief global family provided relief to by responding to famine in 1984. Since then, Islamic Relief USA has worked to provide humanitarian aid in the region as permitted by U.S. law. Aid has included emergency response to flood survivors as well as food aid.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Sudan
Providing emergency aid to families who have recently experienced floods
Rehabilitating school facilities to open up access to education
Supporting widows and orphans through sustainable programming
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.