Over two-million people remain internally displaced struggling with dire living conditions and left with no choice but to live in crowded camps and scattered settlements. In addition, hundreds of thousands of survivors crossed the borders to neighboring countries, such as in Chad, Central Republic of Africa and Uganda, to live in refugee camps. The root causes that led to their displacement are yet to be addressed.
The majority of the internally displaced people in Darfur are women and children. In addition to challenges with mental and psychological well being, these families are suffering from poor physical conditions resulting from the lack of access to basic social services, such as health, education, water and sanitation. Continuous conflict in the region subject these vulnerable communities to violence and lack of protection; which consequently places tremendous challenges to their livelihood and wellbeing.