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WFP's work in Sudan

Abyei (Sudan) May 2008

People displaced by fighting in the Abyei area received emergency food rations from WFP at this distribution point in Agok.

Otash IDP camp, Nyala, South Darfur (July 2005)

A supplementary feeding and stabilization centre run by NGO Action Contre la Faim and supported by WFP. The camp housed children aged 1 year to 17.

Reconstruction of infrastructure in Sudan - Bulldozer

South Sudan, Mundri, April 2004
A project for urgent road repairs & demining of key transport routes in southern Sudan aims to help people return after decades of war, & connect the region to northern Sudan & neighbouring countries.

IDP Camp Otash, Nyala, South Darfur - Woman

Sudan, Nyala, South Darfur, February 2007

Sania clutches her ration card after it is verified and stamped. She now heads to another waiting area for a brief stay, as the people in line before her receive their ration.

Sudan, North Darfur, April 2007 - UNHAS

Sudan, North Darfur, April 2007

A WFP Humanitarian Air Service helicopter carries WFP executive director from Kutum to El Fasher, North Darfur.

Food being hauled across river - Food Aid

Sudan, Darfur, September 2006

If any link the supply chain beaks, the operation will come to standstill. Bad weather, as well as bandits and funding constraints, can spell disaster. In September, 20 trucks were stranded only a few kilometres from the warehouses because of flooding, so grain was hauled across a swollen river on rafts.

IDP Camp Abu Shouk, El Fasher North Darfur - Distribution

Sudan, North Darfur, El Fasher, August 2006

Women lining up for a WFP food distribution at Abu Shouk camp, El Fasher, North Darfur.

Cooperating partner: Sudanese Red Crescent and Spanish Red Cross.

Population of Abu Shouk, approx 54,000.

Aredeba School Feeding project, October 2005 - Classes under the trees

Sudan, North Kordofan, October 2005

Beneficiaries portrait at Aredeba School Feeding project, UmRuwaba Province, Nkodofan, Sudan.

The buildings at Aredeba School were built during the British colonial era.

Sudan air drop (November 2007)

The enormous Ilyushin 76, a four jet engine, Russian-made cargo plane, slows to almost stalling speed and opens its rear doors. At precisely the right moment, the flight crew release the food. The Ilyushin carries a food payload of 36 tons.

Sudan is WFP's largest operation in the world. In the recent years, our work there has ranged from food distributions and school feeding projects to repairing roads and organising air transport for the humanitarian community.