SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL IN SUDAN RECIEVES GRANT FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION AND EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS FOR NEW PROJECTS
Khartoum, May 10th, 2021 – Save the Children International in Sudan has received a grant from its longstanding partners the European Union and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations to fund new projects in across Sudan.
The projects will operate across areas of Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, and Education.
“Due to trusted and successful partnerships with the European Union, and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, the organization is able to expand its footprint, with partners who believe in what we believe in: children must have the full rights to survive, be protected, develop and participate in all aspects of their lives,” said Save the Children International’s Country Director in Sudan, Arshad Malik, in his welcoming remarks.
In the newly launched projects in health and nutrition sectors, the European Union, through its Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, will support the Ministry of Health through Save the Children to improve access and utilization of life-saving Health, Nutrition, services to mothers, women, and the most vulnerable of IDPs, refugees and host communities in 28 health facilities. Furthermore, the European Union has offered further support to Save the Children and the Ministry of Health on COVID-19 Isolation Centers during the ongoing global pandemic combined with operational assistance on COVAX rollout in both Khartoum and other states.
In the field of Education, the Education in Emergency project, has reached more than 17,000 school-age – mostly girls – children, who enrolled in formal education and benefited from safe, inclusive and quality education. In addition, the Education Quality Improvement Program in Sudan (EQUIP), is being launched for a second time, extending it for a further 3 years in the Red Sea, Kordofan states, Khartoum and the Blue Nile with substantially increased budgetary means.
“We know that the Children of Sudan, when assisted, protected and empowered, will be the power of change that will build the so-long expected modern, peaceful and prosperous Sudan,” Ambassador van den Dool stated.
“This partnership is one that we really value to have been part of in the past, and upon seeing the achievements, we are determined to continue to support today and in the future,” he added.
Save the Children’s footprint has recently extended to 15 states, supporting 400 schools and 133 Primary Health Care Centers, and 6 Isolation Centres across 50 localities and 248 communities in Sudan.
For more information, contact:
Samreen Abuidris – Head of Advocacy, Communications, Campaigns and Media