Wad Sharifey refugee camp is located in Kassala State, north eastern Sudan and covers an area of approximately 4 square Kilometres. The camp is situated at a distance of 17 Kilometres from Kassala main town. Wad Sharifey opened a recepetion centre for refugees in 1982 following the arrival of thousands of asylum seekers fleeing from the internal conflict within Ethiopia, which later culminated into the the declaration of independence for Eritrea. Wad Sharifey again served as a reception centre from 2004 to 2007, after which the camp was closed to newly arrived asylum seekers. Wad Sharifey is currently home to more than 30,000 refugees
Charity Right is working in Wad Sharifey camp, located in Kassala State which borders west Eritrea. Wad Sharifey is one of 12 refugee camps in Eastern Sudan. Charity Right currently provides food for the neediest families in Wad Sharifey refugee camp. Most of the families are elderly, as well as widows and single mothers struggling to source food for their children. They live in ‘homes’ made from mud and grass, with very little inside.
We have committed to these families for a year, and hope to provide for several more families in the near future.