NSCC is a faith-based organisation undertaking humanitarian and advocacy work in marginalised areas of Sudan, including Blue Nile, and in refugee camps in South Sudan.
HART has worked with NSCC to supply community health centres with essential medicines, which are delivered by trained health workers. It can be up to a week’s walk to the nearest hospital in Blue Nile, and many people die from easily curable diseases – so this work is crucial. HART has funded medicines, including painkillers and antibiotics, in order to keep health centres stocked.
We also support NSCC’s emergency relief efforts. In 2014, funding through HART enabled 300 households to access food in 2014 – a total of 1639 people. On our most recent trip to Blue Nile in January 2018, HART visited an area called Wadaka where 9,000 displaced people had recently escaped clashes between different factions of the SPLM-N. Having fled with nothing, these people were at risk of starvation as the host community had little food to share following severe flooding affecting crops. Upon return, HART ran an emergency appeal which raised £50,000 which went to feeding these 9,000.
NSCC’s Executive Director gave his thanks:
“With great joy, appreciation and gratitude from our heart, we would like to register our thanks to HART supporters for the enormous humanitarian assistance that you sent to the most vulnerable people in Wadaka Payam, Blue Nile state – Sudan. Your assistance has reached the neediest among the displaced persons in Wadaka.”