Photo gallery: A decade in Darfur
See how we're helping rebuild after decades of civil war
A country in crisis after decades of war
Constant violence|Malnutrition|2.7 million homeless
Sudan and in particular the Darfur region is in severe humanitarian crisis, struggling to recover from decades of civil war, while ongoing insecurity and violence claims lives and forces people from their homes. The Darfur conflict, which started in 2003, has led to the displacement of 2.7 million people.
International Medical Corps has worked in Darfur since 2004, providing help to approximately 500,000 people through primary health care, mother and child health, food, water and sanitation projects and by strengthening the health system.
Primary health care: International Medical Corps has established a network of 25 primary clinics in Darfur providing services including: reproductive health care, health education, immunisation and child health care. We train and educate local people to take health care positions within their own communities as community health workers and other roles.
Mothers & children: In addition to lifesaving obstetric, antenatal, and postnatal care to mothers, International Medical Corps supports local women through education and training in family planning and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
We also provide prevention and care for survivors of sexual violence and violence against women along with education to prevent these acts in the future.
Food: We provide malnutrition screening, treatment and nutritional support to children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Community health workers assess and treat patients at home as well as in clinics and educate families on how to prevent malnutrition.
Clean water & sanitation: We are improving access to water in Darfur through sanitation projects including building waste disposal systems, drainage canals, safe sanitation facilities and by ensuring water points are kept safe.
Training: In order to strengthen the health system we are training local people from community health workers to hospital staff. At Mukjar Hospital, International Medical Corps provides laboratory services and trains staff to take on these highly skilled responsibilities.