For more than three decades, the Near East Foundation has touched the lives of millions of disadvantaged people in the African nation of Sudan.
As one of the few continuously operating international NGOs in the country, our projects are improving lives and communities through education, peace-building, business development, agriculture and natural resource management, climate adaptation, and health care.
Creating Hope and Opportunity
Since 1978, NEF has gained an unparalleled depth of knowledge about local communities and institutions, and the development challenges facing Sudan. Currently, a team of 10 highly trained staff members—all Sudanese—focus their efforts on three programmatic areas:
- Building Peace through Economic Cooperation by providing those affected by war - including ex-combatants and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) - with training in business, natural resource, and conflict management skills that enable them to reintegrate into their communities and rebuild, both economically and socially.
- Improving Natural Resource Management and Environmental Sustainability through our work with gum arabic producers in North Kordofan to help them adopt efficient techniques that improve the quantity and quality of their harvest, and plant Acacias trees to preserve and expand forests.
- Providing Health Care and Humanitarian Relief
NEF's Sudan headquarters is in Khartoum, with field offices in Dilling (South Kordofan) and El Obeid (North Kordofan).
For more information about our work in Sudan, please select one of the project links to the right.
Farmers in Darfur Have Record Harvests After Participating in Pest Management Training
Livelihoods Improving for Gum Arabic Farmers in Sudan
New Paraveterinarians Treat Over 3,000 Animals in 2013
Over 4,000 Farmers in Darfur Receive Seeds to Re-Start Agricultural Production
Early Recovery Taking Root in Darfur through Farm Learning Groups
Incomes Increase in North Kordofan Despite Growing Challenges
Emergency Farming Initiative Supports 300 Farmers in South Kordofan
Syrcause University Professor Leads Conflict Management Training in Darfur
NEF Training Helps Darfur Village Turn Conflict into Goodwill
Communities in Central Sudan Protecting Woodlands with NEF Support
NEF Participates in USAID-sponsored Darfur Recovery Roundtable
Over 10,000 War-affected Households in South Kordofan to Receive Aid
Significant Income Increases Reported in Rural Sudan
In Darfur, NEF Launches Landmark Program to Build Peace through Economic Cooperation
Microcredit Lending Increases by 25% in Sudan Project
NEF Launches Initiative to Help Sudanese Ex-combatants Re-Integrate
Helping farmers recover, mitigate conflict in South Kordofan
Training and Microcredit Breaking the Poverty Cycle in Sudan’s “Gum Belt"
Crisis in Sudan’s South Kordofan State: NEF Mobilizing for Emergency Relief
NEF Hands Over Sudan Clinic to Local NGO