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The programme will deliver vital reforms that strengthen the humanitarian response and ways of working in protracted crisis, maintain the lives and dignity of over 550,000 vulnerable people a year across Sudan and build the resilience of communities vulnerable to conflict and displacement in Darfur.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
To tackle Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) also known as Kala –Azar, in South Asia and East Africa, this disease is spread by sandflies and when untreated leads to death in 95% of cases. The programme will increase access to effective prevention and prompt treatment for VL and will accelerate progress towards the elimination of VL in South Asia.
To provide the people of Eastern Sudan with access to sustainable clean drinking water sources, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene promotion by 2018. This will be achieved by implementing water and sanitation projects in selected rural areas of Gadaref, Kassala and Red Sea States and by designing a comprehensive and feasible plan for rehabilitation and expansion of Port Sudan water and sanitation systems. The programme contributes to the seventh Millennium Development Goal that is to ensure environmental sustainability by reducing the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
This programme will address the root causes of crisis in Darfur by tackling one of the main drivers of local conflict and poverty – availability of water. Water is scarce and there is competition over its use. This can result in conflict and lead to unsustainable livelihoods, forcing people to migrate to find alternatives. The climate is likely to get hotter and drier, further increasing scarcity of water. The programme will increase the availability of water for drinking and livelihoods for 250,000 people, and will support communities to sustainably manage their water resources for the benefit of all users. This will increase communities’ resilience to the impacts of drought, contributing to more sustainable livelihoods and reducing the risk of conflict, overall improving stability in Darfur and reducing the pressure to migrate. In addition, the programme will improve sanitation and hygiene behaviour, improving the health and well-being of communities.
To improve the capacity of women and men and groups who represent them to collaborate on issues of concern to their communities at the local, state and national level in Sudan
To provide equitable and affordable access to sustainable water resources, clean drinking water supply, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene promotion for up to 400,000 people
To decrease the prevalence of Female Genital Cutting in Sudan thereby promoting gender equality and empowerment of women (MDG 3).
To increase understanding and integration of climate resilience and environmental management into delivery, plans and policy in Sudan
To respond to suffering resulting from conflict and natural disasters by providing lifesaving assistance and helping people rebuild their livelihoods. 1.5 million people will benefit from interventions (health, water, and sanitation, nutrition, food security and protection) and the provision of shelter and non-food items. This contributes towards our Millennium Development Goals by providing humanitarian assistance and will result in a reduction in loss of life and suffering.