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This is a year of transformation for Sudan, offering hope and optimism to millions of people. The transitional government, formed in September 2019 after months of protest, is pursuing a new social contract with the people, prioritizing peace and economic reform. However, these reforms will take time and the situation will likely worsen in the short term especially for the most vulnerable.

Highlights Last Updated: 04 Mar 2021

  • Sudan became the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to receive vaccines against COVID-19 from the COVAX facility.
  • Tens of thousands of vulnerable Ethiopian people have crossed the border into eastern Sudan fleeing conflict in the Tigray region that started in November 2020.
  • Displacement, above-average food prices and macroeconomic difficulties are contributing to higher-than-normal emergency food assistance needs during the post-harvest season.
  • International aid to Sudan continues to arrive
Sudan Map

Key figures

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 2020.

Total Amount

$72.6 million

Total Paid Amount

$72.6 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $37.4 million
Germany $12.6 million
Sweden $5.6 million
Netherlands $4.3 million
Ireland $3.2 million



Funding for OCHA Sudan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2020.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD) 153,685
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 1,085,776
Germany 586,854
Latvia 11,947
Malta 27,293
Poland 242,106
Spain 716,846
Sweden (Sida) 266,534
United States (USAID-OFDA) 2,900,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

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