Humanitarian Work Plan

Revised 2014 Sudan Strategic Response Plan

A total of 6.1 million people, or 17% of Sudan’s population, have been identified as requiring some form of humanitarian assistance in 2014. Through a comprehensive needs assessment and prioritisation process, humanitarian partners are targeting 5.9 million people across the country. Approximately 4.7 million people in 100 localities will be targeted for life saving assistance, 3.9 million in 111 localities for protection, 4.7 million in 113 localities for resilience and 1.8 million in 52 localities for durable solutions. As far as possible, the plan has sought to meet all humanitarian needs in Sudan. However, significant gaps exist under each strategic objective, notably for “durable solutions”, arising from a combination of access, capacity and security constraints.


Strategic objectives

The UN and partners have agreed on the following strategic objectives for 2014:

Saving Lives: Reduction of morbidity and mortality rates to below emergency thresholds and improvement in well-being. 

Protection: Conflict affected and displaced persons are more effectively protected from violence and exploitation.         

Resilience: The most vulnerable households, groups and communities are better able to mitigate risk and withstand shocks and stresses.   

Durable Solutions: Progress towards durable solutions is achieved for IDPs and affected communities in targeted localities.


Priority actions

As outlined in the individual sector response plans, the eleven sectors in Sudan have planned a set of complementary of activities under each of the strategic objectives. Key priority actions for 2014 will include:

  • Responding promptly to new crises of displacement.
  • Addressing the extremely high levels of malnutrition and tackling the underlying public health issues driving these.
  • Enhancing the security of conflict affected populations.
  • Facilitating better access to essential services in camps and host communities.
  • Reducing food insecurity and increasing household economic autonomy.
  • Re-establishing humanitarian presence in currently inaccessible areas of South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and the Darfur region initially to achieve comprehensive vaccination coverage.