Programme areas and target groups

  • West Sudan (North, East, South and West Darfur states)
  • East Sudan (Red Sea, Kassala, Gedaref states)

We work with refugees, IDPs, host communities and returnees, especially farmer and pastoralist communities, youth and school children.

  • Livelihood & Foodsecurity
  • Social cohesion
  • Basic education
  • WASH

What we do in Sudan

In Sudan, ZOA works on improved access to water, enhanced livelihoods, increased social cohesion and improved governance so to increase resilience, meanwhile providing relief where necessary. In 2017, we reached close to half a million people with our support.

Working in consortia

ZOA has been leading the Aqua4Sudan partnership since 2015, with six other organisations. Last year, we rolled out the Integrated Water Resource Management approach in three states in Darfur. In Galalnahal town in Gedaref, for example, some of the water infrastructure projects proved to be strategic in providing water for around 50,000 persons.

In the Gedaref programme area, a number of villages were greatly affected by Acute Watery Diarrhoea in 2017. ZOA assisted the villagers, handing out soap and chlorine and providing information on hygiene. The emergency offered opportunities to change sanitation practices. Local communities started building latrines and treating unsafe water.

With assistance of ZOA, small farmers managed to seven-fold their production.

Training farmers associations

ZOA is also active in the field of livelihoods and food security. In Galabat localities in Gedaref State small farmers produced on average fourteen 90-kilo sacks per feddan (0,42 ha), a huge increase from the average of two sacks for traditional farmers. We capacitated small farmer associations to engage with financial institutions and service providers.

In South Darfur state we successfully facilitated dialogues within and between communities, and supported initiatives for conflict prevention.

Donors and partners

With funding from

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Commission, ECHO, UNCOR, UNOPS, UKAid, Tearfund Australia, ZOA the Netherlands.

In cooperation with

Partners of Aqua4Sudan in East Sudan are: International Aid Services, SOS Sahel, Practical Action, Plan International Sudan, Islamic Relief Services.
Partners of Aqua4Sudan in West Sudan are: International Aid Services, World Relief, Practical Action, SOS Sahel, Acacia and RAIN Foundation

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