Sudan’s South Kordofan state erupted into conflict in June 2011. The conflict left an estimated 75,000 individuals displaced. In a primarily agricultural region, farmers worried about how they would cultivate crops and feed their families once they were able to return home.
NEF has been on the ground since farmers began to return to their land in the Fall of 2011. Through its emergency farming project, NEF supported 300 farmers in planting and harvesting crops. This has assured food security for families in a region otherwise threatened by famine. We thank you for your interest in and generous support of this important project
With the humanitarian situation in South Kordofan beginning to stabilize, NEF will be focusing its attention on its more long-term development efforts in Sudan. NEF continues to support the development of a sustainable peace in the region through its on-going work to strengthen the livelihoods of ex-combatants in the region. NEF also works with farmers in North Kordofan to conserve natural resources and foster peace through training in sustainable gum Arabic harvesting techniques and training in conflict management.
For more information on this project and to continue to support NEF’s important work in Sudan, visit our project titled “Support Farmers and Fight Poverty in Sudan.” http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/sustainable-gum-arabic-in-sudan/
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