Global humanitarians have estimated that at least 14.3 million Sudanese would require humanitarian aid in 2022 as a result of the country’s complicated predicament. Political unrest following the military coup on October 25, 2021, has caught Sudan in a socioeconomic crisis marked by high inflation rates and currency devaluation, with roughly a quarter of the population experiencing food insecurity. The crisis has left about 4 million people homeless, either as refugees or internally displaced individuals. In Sudan, more than 10 million people require medical aid. The healthcare system is unsteady. While continuing to treat patients who have been hurt during protests or intercommunal conflicts, many hospitals are experiencing a lack of medications and medical supplies. The demand for medical help is further increased by the outbreaks of illnesses including malaria, hepatitis E, hemorrhagic fever, and dengue fever. Treatment for acute and severe malnutrition as well as proactive measures are also required.
In May 2019, SAPA, represented by Dr. Shaza Elmahdi, participated as a speaker to the Committee on human Rights of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine biannual meeting and later in July 2019 presented at the UN meeting in Geneva.
SAPA participated in efforts to create a “secretary” to coordinate advocacy activities, e.g marches, town-hall meetings with senators…etc. In this area of advocacy work, SAPA’s participation will be focused on coordinating efforts to establish the secretary, attend meetings and participate in decision making and participate in the group’s activities along the line of advocacy and to serve SAPA’s vision, missions and goals. SAPA will not make any financial commitments to any events organized by these groups unless approved by the BOD. Financial transactions will be carried out according to SAPA’s policies and will be carried out with 501C3 designated organizations spirit.