Report

2016 Sudan: Evaluation of Humanitarian Action: Child Survival in North Darfur

Author:
Philimon Majwa, Reem Abbas, Dr Tayseer Abdelsadig
Source:
UNICEF
Contributor:
Publication Year:
2017
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

In certain regions, humanitarian aid is necessary to improve public health problems. In developed countries, people take clean water and sanitation for granted. However, in regions, such as North Darfur, there is a severe lack of water and sanitation services. This prompted UNICEF to create facilities that will prevent water contamination and diarrheal disease throughout the population. This UNICEF and government intervention was aimed to improve public health and promote child survival within the region. The report focuses on the intervention’s allocation of resources and qualifies the success of this intervention. The report used several methods for data collection, including individual interviews and community survey data. In general, this program was concluded to be “relevant and appropriate” to the affected population. In addition, there were several key aspects of the intervention that led to this success. First, the good relations between UNICEF and the government allowed for the project to continue. Second, UNICEF ensured that there was no duplication of humanitarian aid and resources. Third, UNICEF was successful due to their  physical presence by their field offices. Despite these project successes, there are a few areas to improve upon. Most notably, there is still a long term need for primary health services and water service provision. However, strengthening these factors will allow for further success in humanitarian aid.

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