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In Sudan, OCHA delivers its mandate through its core functions of coordination, advocacy, humanitarian financing, policy and information management. Along with a country office in Khartoum, OCHA has sub-offices in four Darfur states, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and Kassala states. OCHA also has a sub-office in Abyei PCA, reporting to New York. These sub-offices provide local coordination support to humanitarian organisations, liaise with the local government and, where applicable, with peacekeeping, peace-building missions and other entities.

Highlights Last Updated: 27 Sep 2021

  • More than 314,000 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods in 14 states across the country.
  • Over 15,000 homes were destroyed, over 46,000 homes were damaged.
  • About 183,000 people were reached with various types of humanitarian assistance.
  • Prepositioned relief items are being depleted and there is an urgent need to replenish stocks for WASH, shelter and health response.
  • To mitigate the impact of annual flooding of Gash River, UNDP is supporting flood protection construction works in Kassala city.

Key figures

Humanitarian Response Plan: Funding Update

HRPs are the result of OCHA’s work with humanitarian partners around the world to identify the most critical humanitarian needs, plan responses and determine the budgets needed to address them. Requirements for this year are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$1.9 billion

Funding to date

$576.6 million

Funding gap

$1.4 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $392 million (68.0%)
European Commission $50.7 million (8.8%)
Canada $25 million (4.3%)
Germany $24.2 million (4.2%)
Sweden $18.7 million (3.2%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $166.4 million
Not specified $164.8 million
Refugee Response $60.5 million
Nutrition $26.8 million
Education $24.8 million

Sudan Humanitarian Fund

Humanitarian Funds are set up for complex emergencies and support the highest-priority projects of the best-placed responders (including international and national NGOs and UN agencies) through an inclusive and transparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Figures below are for this year.

Total Amount

$36.8 million

Total Paid Amount

$36.8 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $9.6 million
Netherlands $7.2 million
United Kingdom $6.9 million
Canada $4.7 million
Ireland $3.6 million



Funding for OCHA Sudan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada 246,624
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 1,217,741
Germany 1,199,857
Sweden (Sida) 653,358
United States (USAID-BHA) 3,000,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom (FCDO
  • United States
  • ex DFID)

Unearmarked contributions (or commitments) are those for which the donor does not require the funds to be used for a specific project, sector, crisis or country, leaving OCHA to decide how to allocate the funds.

** May include unearmarked and earmarked funding with implementation dates beyond the calendar year

*** Excludes miscellaneous income (e.g. adjustments, gain/losses on exchange rate etc.)

Funding information from the OCHA Contributions Tracking System

News and media


Sudan – Nutrition project in Khartoum