mechanisms to ensure that people living in poverty benefit from the development of infrastructure such as irrigation systems
Eradicate Absolute Poverty
Empowerment of the Disadvantaged
The extreme poverty rate has increased to 96 percent In the South Kordofan region. The ongoing crisis is isolated from humanitarian professionals and foreign investors.
Only 7 percent of the population is literate, with an enormous gender gap: the literacy rate for males is 20 percent while the literacy rate for females is 6 percent. The infant mortality rate is 405 for every 1,000 births and 87 percent of children are not immunized.
Roughly 78 percent of Darfur, Nuba Mountains, and the Blue Nile’s people have to walk 3 hours to access drinking water and 95 percent of the population does not have a toilet.
People die of starvation and malnutrition reducing the quality of life in these regions to an extreme low.
Alleviating poverty and hunger is a vital prerequisite for achieving human development. It is intertwined with all the other Millennium Development Goals.
Because of developing countries' structural economic problems, attacking social inequalities has become more of a problem of alleviating poverty, rather than transforming poverty into wealth.
War magnifies the trap created by interventions which are short-term and narrowly focused. Often these projects address problems or face constraints that are beyond their intervention capacity.
A structure in a medical compound in the Nuba mountains damaged by a bomb dropped on their location.
Lack of Employment
Sudan was engulfed in a brutal civil war, which left countless dead and homeless.
After a failed peace agreement, South Sudan seceded from the north in 2011, leaving Nuba Mountains, Darfur, and the Blue Nile under government attack that continues off and on to this day.
The region is wracked by division and as a result does not have the ability to build roads, provide basic education or ensure the welfare of its constituents. Moreover, funds and resources are often channeled into certain areas while others are ignored. Violence also plays a key factor in hindering aid from reaching key areas.
Malnutrition remains a big challenge globally and is a big contributor to child mortality.
Children’s nutritional status is a reflection of their overall health and development. The nutritional wellbeing of children is, therefore, a sign of the household, community and national investment in family health.
Prevalence of underweight children is taken as a proxy indicator of the proportion of the population that is undernourished. Food intake for the undernourished population is always below minimum requirements and insufficient to meet dietary energy needs.
The proportion of the population below the minimum level of dietary energy requirement is estimated by defining a food poverty line.
All persons below this line are deemed as ultra poor, which has been the case in war zones.
The proportion of ultra-poor in the population is used as a proxy indicator for the proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption. The proportion of the population below the minimum level of dietary energy consumption stands at 98% and we are working towards reducing this rate.
Eradicating Extreme Poverty
The term “poverty” implies more than just low income. Poverty must be seen from a broader perspective: it also means a lack of job opportunities, restricted access to public services (especially schooling, public health programs.
Our empowerment programs target those who are victims of violence and extreme poverty because among those living below the poverty line women especially suffer from a lack of job and education opportunities, because of traditional social values.
The flexibility of labor relations has made secure employment more an exception than a rule. Many children hailing from extreme poverty families do not have the values associated with formal work - ethics, commitment, sense of community, sense of social responsibility, social security, working rights, accountability, etc.
Poverty affects values as well. It has been found that many poor people think they do not have any rights because they are poor, or worse, they find themselves guilty for being poor. In such a case, empowerment should begin from the very basic level of building a view of the self and of the world.
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