As the largest country in northeast Africa, Sudan has been impacted by civil war since the 1980’s. In result of these wars, children have become the country’s soldiers, fighting and dying just the same as their adult counterparts. As early as these children are able to stand, walk, and hold a firearm, they are sent to kill. In the midst of these civil battles in places like Darfur, where nearly 10% of all children are orphaned and abandoned, the effects of malnutrition, disease and the lack of clean water, rape, mutilation and murder have left the countryside broken and in a state of despair. Millions have been effected, thousands displaced and killed.
Innocent children, born into a life of fear, their complete existence is threatened by every life-threatening adversity imaginable. It seems as though the hardships have become so great at this point in Sudanese history, and the unknowingness of where to begin in helping these people pull out of desolation should start at the beginning, healing the children with the gift of touch.
The Liddle Kidz Foundation Global programs support children who are emotionally and traumatized with supportive nurturing care and emotionally appropriate nurturing touch therapy to support healing. Children who are born into a life of fear, grow into adults who act with violence in order to combat these fears. It is only through the introduction of nurturing and compassion that we can make a positive change for their futures.