World Vision helps the displaced in Sudan.

By June 1, 2005

Sudan (MNN)–Nearly two and a half million people have been displaced by conflict in Darfur, Sudan.

The situation is thought by many to be one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time. Relief operations are difficult, but World Vision has feeding, healthcare, sanitation and education programs in the region.

More than 205,000 people were receiving monthly food rations in 22 camps. The rations come from the World Food Program, and World Vision is one of the major distribution partners in South Darfur.

The WVI nutrition program provides services through seven centers to more than 3,000 people, and two-thirds are children. Four Child Friendly Spaces are providing 2,214 children with supervised recreation, education and a break from camp life. Four more sites for Child Friendly Spaces are under construction.

Eleven temporary schools are providing basic education to more than 8,000 children. The work is supported by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education. What’s more, the women are being taught new skills for earning an income in the local market system, and are learning how to read and count.

These projects join healthcare, immunization and water and sanitation efforts throughout the affected region. When asked the ‘why’ of their work, their answer is the privilege of representing the love and hope of Christ to these people who have no hope.

World Vision teams are working to help transform the lives of needy children and families in the Name of Christ. Please pray for the work.

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