Children’s Nutrition at Jabarouna IDP Camp

*This project has now closed*

Conflict in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan /Nuba Mountains began in June 2011. Aerial bombing, random killing and looting of homes forced thousands of the indigenous Nuba tribespeople to flee. Most of the estimated 70,000 displaced people were concentrated in three camps near Khartoum which lacked basics such as water, hospitals and schools.

The women in these camps (mostly widows or single mothers) have formed the Nuba Women for Education and Development Association (NuWEDA), which aims to provide schooling for children. They have set up a school which caters for 350 children: 89 in pre-school and 261 in basic school in Jabarouna Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Khartoum.

 NuWEDA received help from Anglican Aid to provide basic nutrition for their children. “Basic” it certainly is: meal and a cup of milk each day to reduce malnutrition and give the children energy to study. They have also received a large container to provide clean drinking water, thus helping to reduce the incidence of malaria, typhoid and malnutrition. 

 

ABN 28 525 237 517