Sudan

The HRD Programme aims to advance the reach and impact of volunteerism through the strategic deployment of skilled individuals to UN agencies engaged in peacebuilding and development. Working alongside national counterparts, UN Volunteers with the HRD Programme contribute to empowering women, youth and marginalized groups, build trust among local communities involved in some of the world’s most fragile peace processes, and work at regional and national levels to improve UN coordination.
25 May 2018
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

The UNV Field Unit Khartoum, and the Sudanese Red Crescent held a day-long emergency first aid workshop to commemorate the International Volunteer Day under the theme “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.”.

13 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

UN Volunteers serve throughout UNAMID’s operations covering the vast Darfur region (approximately equivalent to the size of France). The environment is characterized by harsh conditions with extremely high temperatures, driving sand storms, and limited or non-existent local support mechanisms. Despite these challenges, UNAIMD successfully established a network of facilities and infrastructure in Darfur, including in remote deep-field locations, to support and achieve the mission’s Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding mandate.

29 August 2017
Arab States
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Los Voluntarios de la ONU sirven en todas las operaciones de la UNAMID que cubren la vasta región de Darfur (aproximadamente equivalente al tamaño de Francia). El medio ambiente se caracteriza por condiciones severas con temperaturas extremadamente altas, lluvias de arena torrenciales y mecanismos de apoyo locales limitados o inexistentes.

29 August 2017
Arab States
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

On 19 August 2017, national UN Volunteer Ahmed Osman, serving as Protection Assistant with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan, led an interactive discussion with youth on the importance of volunteerism to achieve peace and contribute to development across all communities. Ahmed highlighted how “the SDGs cannot be achieved without people’s engagement at all stages.” He also underlined that volunteers can facilitate and support participatory approaches in planning, implementing and monitoring the SDGs.

22 August 2017
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

Décadas de sequía, inundaciones y afluencia de inmigrantes, así como la guerra y los desplazados, han hecho que las personas que viven aquí hayan tenido que superar retos considerables. Alrededor del 67% de los niños menores de dos años padecen problemas de crecimiento; la cifra más alta del país. Pero hasta llegar a esto, 245 de cada 100.000 nacidos mueren; es la segunda cifra más alta del país en mortalidad infantil.


16 June 2017
Arab States
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

Decades of drought, floods and refugee influx, as well as war and displacement, has meant that the those living here have been through substantial challenges. About 67 per cent of children under the age of two suffer from growth stunting, the highest in the country. Before that, 245 of every 100,000 births ends in death; the second highest infant mortality rate in the country.


16 June 2017
Arab States
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

In 2015, I got the opportunity to become a UN Volunteer Child Protection Officer with UNICEF in Sudan. In a country severely affected by armed conflict, displacement and food insecurity, the humanitarian needs remain critical. In addition to an estimated 2.2 million people displaced internally, Sudan has received over a quarter of a million refugees fleeing the war in South Sudan. Approximate 70 per cent of these displaced people are children.

23 January 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Le Soudan est un pays vaste et varié, arborant de nombreuses facettes. Les paysages témoignent de cette diversité, qui s’étend des déserts chauds aux régions verdoyantes situées autour du Nil. La même diversité caractérise les visages des personnes que vous rencontrez. Mon expérience qui consistait à investir les femmes dans le cadre de la mission s’est révélée également pleinement variée.

06 March 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Sudan is a vast and diverse country with many facets. The landscape itself is reminiscent of this diversity – Sudan goes from hot deserts to green areas around the Nile. The same diversity applies to the faces of the people you meet. My experience in engaging with women as part of my assignment has also been quite diverse.

Armed conflict has incessantly affected the country. The role of women in the full spectrum of society is fluctuating. My volunteer assignment enables me to look at facets of this spectrum and contribute in any way I can.

06 March 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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