What Oxfam is doing
In the aftermath of South Sudan's secession from Sudan, both countries face conflict, instability, economic uncertainty, and deepening humanitarian crises. From Darfur to South Kordofan to the refugee camps of South Sudan, Oxfam is calling for peace and working to ease the suffering.
Last updated February 2013
In Darfur, where since 2003 armed conflict has forced more than 2.5 million people from their homes and damaged or destroyed more than 3,000 villages, many have sought safety in camps for displaced people.
Oxfam and our partners are providing water and sanitation facilities and hygiene education to more than 350,000 people in and around the camps. We are also carrying out programs to restore incomes and distribute thousands of fuel-efficient stoves, and we have provided conflict-resolution trainings and support to help communities affected by the war restore peaceful relations with one another. Read more about our programs in Darfur.
In Sudan’s border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, fighting between the government and rebel forces has resulted in extreme hardship for civilians, who are coping simultaneously with violence, displacement, and food shortages.
In South Kordofan - where an armed conflict between Sudan and neighboring South Sudan, as well as ongoing disputes between herders and farmers have intensified the struggles - an Oxfam partner has launched a program aimed at displaced people, host-community members, and nomadic herders to:
- distribute seeds for planting,
- improve supplies of clean water,
- protect the health of livestock, and
- help some of those in greatest need launch small businesses.
As people fleeing war and hunger pour across the border from Sudan, an Oxfam affiliate based in Juba is providing emergency aid in the Jamam camps of Upper Nile state, South Sudan – now home to 32,000 people who fled Sudan’s Blue Nile State.
View a UN map of the Sudan conflicts.