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For over a year, Sudan has been in the midst of a violent civil war between two rival military and government factions that has had a colossal impact on the lives of millions of Sudanese people. The scale of displacement is unprecedented and due to the limited international attention and action it has tragically been labelled ‘The Forgotten War’.


Refugee-led organisations are playing a critical role in the humanitarian response, supporting displaced Sudanese communities by delivering essential services to those in most need. I CAN SOUTH SUDAN are supporting new arrivals in Gorom Refugee Camp in South Sudan and HRRDS are supporting vulnerable displaced populations in Sudan. They have been delivering essential provisions, including food supplies, tents, hygiene products. Both groups have been developing education and livelihood programmes to help these communities.


DISPLACED BY WAR

The ongoing conflict in Sudan has had a devastating impact on civilians, forcing a massive displacement of people. 7.76 million people have been displaced as a result of the conflict. Over 50% of these individuals are children - that is 4 million children seeking refuge.

One icon represents 50,000 displaced persons, Small icons represent children, large icons represent adults

Umma's Story

Umma Mohammed [pictured], is just nine years old, and is now living in Goram Refugee Camp near Juba. When the war spread to the Darfur region in Sudan, her family fled across the border to South Sudan. Devastatingly, they lost fifteen members of their family on their journey.

I CAN SOUTH SUDAN, a refugee-led organisation that is responding to the crisis in Sudan, is offering support to vulnerable children, like Umma, with food, shelter and learning activities in the camp. They are offering critical services to these communities who are in desperate need our support.

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3Stars Rehabilitation Initiatives

Since August 2023- May 2024 we have been Implementing the Scalable Community- learning through play for refugee children with disabilities together with the Bright future Consortium For Disabled Children (BFCFDC) comprised of 4- refugee led Organizations; YETA, ICAN South Sudan, Bondeko ,Tomorrow Vijana and us the 3 stars Rehabilitation Initiatives in the management of the following ; Autism, Downsyndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydroceplalus and Microcephalus using Play as a therapeutic media. This project has been funded by LEGO Foundation through COHERE to improve learning for children with disabilities in areas of Academic, Physical, Social- emotional and Self care activities. Special appreciation to our funders for the support rendered to us to support children with disabilities. Achievements in relation to set targets and indicators include the following; We were able to achieve the following: • Assessed 200 children with disabilities determined their learning needs and developed their individual learning / play plans • Capacity assessment of caregivers in use of play to facilitate learning of children with disabilities to determine gaps they had • 200 caregivers were trained in use of play to facilitate learning of children with disabilities • 14 Community outreach workers’ capacity was strengthened in use of play to promote learning and inclusion of children with disabilities • 50 caregivers trained in use of play to promote learning of children with disabilities • Conducted progress assessment for 35 children with disabilities was conducted in the respective locations to determine how much has been attained in terms of learning which guided outreach teams to complete the whole progress assessment process. • Field visit to all 14 outreach workers was carried to offer technical support so as to address gaps • Play and learn has been a strong tool we used to foster inclusion of children with disabilities • Project created learning opportunities for children with disabilities through use of play and now some of them have enrolled in ECD schools • Project has enabled children to learn some academic basics like counting, reading, identification of colors, socialization, and many others. Challenges met and solutions applied • Some children with disabilities, were from far locations, therefore advised Outreach teams to introduce mobile learning sessions where they would take learning materials to the homes of children and teach them from there . Lessons learnt; 1. Parental involvement in play and learn is key in enhance learning of children with disabilities 2. Involving ECD teachers and schools was noted as a key area that is important to complement learning of children with disabilities 3. When parent support groups are made custodians of play materials, it helps to increase frequency of learning time.

01:16 pm · Jun 10, 2024

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