Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Sudan
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in Sudan are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Sudan
Since 2003, the government of Sudan has conducted a violent counter-insurgency operation against rebel groups in Darfur. As a result of the conflict, more than two million people have been displaced and approximately 450,000 have lost their lives. In recent years the violence has spilled into Chad and threatens to exacerbate the fragile political environment of that country. Since 2004, American Jewish World Service has funded vital organizations working with displaced people who have fled violence and persecution and are now living in camps in Sudan and Chad. AJWS supports emergency and general health care services, water and sanitation programs, and education services. Due to fears of harassment, bureaucratic blockades and closure of essential programs, our partners have requested that we exclude their names from AJWS publications.
Learn more about AJWS's work in Sudan.