After a year of civil unrest and political change, humanitarian needs in Sudan continue to rise. Some 9.3 million people – 23% of the population — will require humanitarian assistance in 2020. We are pairing emergency relief with longer-term development programs in West Darfur, along with West and South Kordofan.
*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Sudan. Find out more about our response here.
Poor economic growth due to sanctions and harsh environments have placed Sudan in the lowest quintile in the UN’s Human Development Index. Of the 9.3 million in need of humanitarian assistance, 1.8 million are internally-displaced. Over 46.5% of the population currently live below the poverty line.
Our emergency programming focuses on supporting the most vulnerable with access to health and nutrition services, while providing communities with access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. We also run CMAM (Community Management of Acute Malnutrition) centers.
In Darfur, we are working with the community on building resilience in response to the ongoing effects of climate change.