7: GOVERNMENTAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL
RELIEF AGENCIES DEALING WITH SUDAN AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ON RELIEF ISSUES
African Centre for Human Advocacy, The
"With limited resources... ACHA's employees are daily
working around the clock to help people of southern Sudan".
A Christian oriented pro-rebel group.
"Working for Justice - Africa's problems seen from an
African perspective". Has produced the reports "Facing
Genocide: The Nuba of Sudan", July 1995 and "Food
and Power in Sudan: A Critique of Humanitarianism", May
Al Mahgoub Foundation
"The main mission of Al Mahgoub Foundation is to bring
together a national and international team of professionals
whose main concern is the well being and good future of Sudan."
Brookings Institution-CUNY Graduate Center Project on Internal
Catholic Relief Services
Statement of Paul Townsend, Country Representative Sudan Programme,
Catholic Relief Services to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Subcommittee on African Affairs - "Implementing US Policy
Account of its work in Sudan
The Scorched Earth: Oil and War in Sudan - A Report
And see also:
Arrogant, Misleading and Prejudiced: Christian Aid on Sudan
Dr. Curtis F. Doebbler - "Sudan, Human Rights, War and
"[A] voluntary, independent, self-sustaining, non-profit
association of nations, organisations, and professionals,
from all sectors of society including NGO's, Industry, Academia,
Governments, and International Organisations with an interest
in sharing disaster information. The aim of GDIN is to provide
the right information, in the right format, to the right people,
in time to make the right decisions." Use their
search engine to locate material on Sudan.
Global IDP Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council, The
"Raising awareness on the plight of people internally
displaced by conflict".
Sudan Information Menu
International Crisis Group, The
"A private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening
the capacity of the international community to anticipate,
understand and act to prevent and contain conflict".
The ICG has recently come to focus on Sudan. Sadly, their
Sudan project is headed by John Prendergast, the architect
of the Clinton Administration's farcical and failed Sudanese
policy. His continuing bias is obvious.
And also see:
"No Lesson Learned: A Review of John Prendergast's 'God,
Oil and Country: Changing the Logic of War in Sudan'"
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies - Appeals and Situation Reports
International Red Cross Committee
For a summary of ICRC activities in Sudan
Integrated Regional Information Networks - IRIN News.org
"[P]art of the United Nations Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs... Its reporting focuses on strengthening
universal access to timely, strategic and non-partisan information
so as to enhance the capacity of the humanitarian community
to understand, respond to and avert emergencies. IRIN further
supports efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation
by countering misinformation and propaganda... IRIN... takes
an increasingly broad view of what comprises 'humanitarianism'
and seeks to cover the full range of humanitarian issues from
the abuse of rights to the environment".
Use their search engine to locate material on Sudan.
Mundri Relief and Development (MRDA)
"[A]n indigenous Sudanese non-governmental organisation
with a primary objective of helping people in need where and
when possible... Providing humanitarian assistance to the
suffering People of South Sudan... It has several offices...
in the United Kingdom (London), Spain (Barcelona), Kenya (Nairobi)
and the main office in the Sudan (Mundri)". Appears to
be related to the rebel SPLA.
Norwegian Peoples Aid
And see also:
Perpetuating Conflict and Sustaining Repression:NPA and the
Militarisation of Aid in Sudan
OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database - Natural Disaster
OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database - Technological
OXFAM Community Aid Abroad
"The mission of Pageri Organisation is to address some
problems faced by Southern Sudanese, and are affected by the
civil war who have villages around Pageri and are currently
in Uganda's Adjumani Camp".
"[A] central official organ tasked with refugees' affairs
[it] discharges its duties from Khartoum through its branch
offices in the states which host great numbers of refugees,
the Eastern, Central Southern States of Sudan and some other
Western parts of the country".
"[A] Washington-based advocacy organisation... founded...
in 1979... is a non-governmental organisation serving refugees,
displaced persons, and other dispossessed people around the
world." Use their search engine to locate material about
"A project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and is acknowledged as the
premier online source of information on natural disasters
and complex emergencies". Provides an ongoing selection
of press coverage on relief and related topics, as well as
background details on Sudan. Go to the country index to locate
the Sudan pages.
South Sudan Development and Relief Association
South Sudanese Community
"[B]egun in 1994 to assist the growing number of Sudanese
refugees arriving each year to the Rochester/Buffalo areas".
Sudan-American Foundation For Education
[S]eeks to improve education in Sudan, particularly at the
university level... by delivering donated books, equipment,
and other educational materials needed by colleges and universities
Sudan Care Foundation
"A non-profit organisation incorporated on July 20, 1999
in the State of Maryland, dedicated to relieving poverty and
distress and to rehabilitating displaced persons in the Sudan
and its neighbouring countries",
UNDP - ERD - Disaster Profiles of the Least Developed Countries
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCR) - Sudan Emergency
"Through ACT (Action by Churches Together, the relief
and development arm of the World Council of Churches), The
UMCR is responding to the suffering of the p[eople of Sudan
through famine relief, development projects, and work with
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - UNICEF Country Indicators
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) -
Public Information Section Country Profile
Refworld Background Paper on Refugees and Asylum Seekers
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Country Programmes
UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator's Office for Sudan/UN
Sudan Transition and Recovery Database (STARBASE)
[T]he UN Sudan Transition and Recovery Database (STARBASE)
... presents, for the first time, a comprehensive summary
of available socio-economic information on Sudan, arranged
by geographical location... STARBASE will act as a central
depository of information (reports and statistical tables),
made available in stages, online, at the UN Sudan website.
STARBASE is primarily intended to serve as an
information, planning and monitoring tool. It provides a
baseline against which progress towards the achievement of
humanitarian, recovery and development objectives ..."
Sudan Assistance Bulletin is also issued by email the Coordinator.
United States Committee for Refugees
"USCR was founded in 1958 to coordinate the US' participation
in the UN's International Refugee Year... [it] defends the
rights of all uprooted people regardless of their nationality,
race, religion, ideology, or social group". The USCR
has in fact taken a very partisan and anti-government stance
United States Department of State - South Sudan Online Project
"[A] experiment that has been running with success since
1997 in cooperation with ReliefWeb and GDIN. It posts maps,
imager and weblinks on remote relief camps in South Sudan...
This effort is being developed by the US Department of State
as a benefit to the UNDHA ReliefWeb project for the consideration
of DHA and NGO's, private corporations, International Organisations
and other governments interested in
"Since 1944, World Relief has been helping churches help
suffering people worldwide in the name of Jesus". Use
their search engine to locate material on Sudan.
World Vision International
"[T]he largest privately funded Christian relief and
development organisation in the world". Use their search
engine to locate material on Sudan.