Year: 1998 Source: Crisis, v.19, no.4, (1998), p.154-158 SIEC No: 20000061

A literature review indicated that suicidal behaviour in Sudan was very infrequent. However, an assessment of suicidal ideation in 2 groups of Sudanese women demonstrated high levels, particularly in women in a displaced-persons area. The establishment of a Befrienders International volunteer service allowed anecdotal evidence of substantial suicidal behaviour to be collated. Findings highlight the need for further professional & volunteer assistance with programs for this vulnerable population.