A stronger movement.

Sudan's geography and history of conflict has made it difficult for disabled people to access healthcare and rehabilitation. Sometimes hidden away, with no rights to an education or employment, they often depend on begging to survive. ADD International works to support disability activists who want to make a change.

Learn more about why we work in Sudan, the situation there, and meet the inspiring people we work with.

Our priorities.

In Sudan we work with local groups of disability activists (known as Disabled People’s Organisations or DPOs) to focus on areas such as:

Women's rights.

Teaching disabled women about their rights and providing small grants to start grassroots businesses.

Mobility workshops.

Creating mobility workshops, which employ disabled people, to produce tricycle wheelchairs, walking sticks and frames.

Sign language

Teaching deaf people and their families to communicate with sign language. We funded the first ever Sudanese Sign Language manual.

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Who do we support?

Real People. Read their stories.

Sudan facts. An urgent situation.

Continuing conflict.

Fighting between the government and rebel groups has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.

Humanitarian crisis.

In 2011, South Sudan became an independent country. Fighting there has led to a large number of refugees fleeing north into Sudan. This has also lead to a huge increase in the number of disabled people.

Economic collapse.

The split had a large effect on the economy. When South Sudan became independent, the Sudan government’s income fell by 70% as a result of the loss of oil business.

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What are we doing?

Learn about what we are doing in Sudan.

Disability in Sudan. The statistics.

Disabled people in rural populations.

66.7% of disabled people live in rural areas of the country, according to the 2008 census.

Disabled children in schools.

Only 4% of disabled children are enrolled in Special Education schools, the rest are unlikely to access education at all.

The needs are huge.

There are about 14 million disabled people across the 18 states of Sudan. So far ADD International has only been able to work in 7.

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