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Sudan’s first civil war began between Northern and Southern Sudan, a year before the country gained independence in 1956. It lasted seventeen years, followed by a brief hiatus followed again only by more conflict and brutal warfare, as well as droughts and famine.
Years of economic, political and social conflict, constant war, rooted in the North and South divides, and natural disasters throughout the country have resulted in the death of millions and have left over 4 million people internally displaced.
The most recent civil war in Sudan broke out in 2003. As a result of this, a further 1.4 million people were displaced, with a large number of people fleeing to Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Central African Republic. About 200,000 refugees fled to Eastern Chad and were forced to live in camps, dependant on food aid from international donors.
Muslim Aid’s Sudan field office was set up in 1991 in response to the strategic need and to enable the continuation of effective aid work in the country.
The office is based in Khartoum and currently has 16 members of office staff, and 47 field officers.
Within the last couple of years Muslim Aid Sudan's Field office has implemented various projects under the area of Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation, Education, Health care, Economic Empowerment, WASH and Rainbow Family.