ZOA work in two regions, the east (Gedaref), and the west (North, East, and South Darfur states), of this vast country. Through the support of our valued partners, we also reach West Darfur, Kassala and Red Sea states. In these regions, we are active in the field of social cohesion, food security and livelihoods, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and education. ZOA works with refugees, IDPs, host communities and returnees, especially farmer and pastoralist communities, youth and school children.
ZOA Sudan works with a dual recovery-emergency mandate, responding flexibly when needed. Based on operational experience, an assessment of key drivers of conflict and expected oncoming pressures (climactic, conflict over resources, changing political context), ZOA has operationalized an integrated approach across four pillars. Firstly, we strengthen local conflict resolution mechanisms to build and maintain peace. Secondly, we use Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) to ensure sustainable access to water for all stakeholders in an equitable and efficient manner. Thirdly, we focus on natural resource management, green energy & combating environmental degradation. And lastly, we enhance livelihoods through increasing sustainable agricultural productivity & income generation opportunities focusing on youth and women.