Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.
The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is assisting around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
PUI’s strategy/position in the country
Première Urgence Internationale was born in 2011 by the merging of Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI) and Première Urgence (PU). AMI was founded in 1979 to respond to humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, conducting health activates and supporting people affected by conflict and displacement. In Sudan, AMI had been active in Darfur from 2004 to 2009 conducting primary health activities in health facilities and through mobile health clinics. Since then, PUI has intervened in the region in Chad, the Central African Republic, Libya and South Sudan (until 2019). PUI implements projects through an integrated approach; to identify, understand and attempt to respond to the integrity of people’s needs affected by a crisis. The objective is to target priority actions, stabilize and improve the situation of the most vulnerable groups, in coordination and cooperation with all stakeholders and humanitarian actors. PUI strengthens public health systems, improves access to care for the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, empowering local communities and preserving their dignity.
In 2020, PUI established a coordination office in Khartoum and a field office, in partnership with TGH, in Al Abbasiyah, one of the most under-served areas of South Kordofan. In 2021, following the evolution of the crisis in Tigray state in Ethiopia, PUI is planning to start activities in Gedaref state, to support and strengthen existing health facilities, providing quality health and nutrition services to host communities, migrants and refugees alike. Areas of intervention will include Al Mafaza, Bazonda and Al Fashaga Localities, along the border with Ethiopia.
Reporting to the health project manager, the community 4 development officer is responsible for the project's field and community organization activities. He/she supervises the activities of the community health workers in his/her area of intervention