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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: 23 Nov 2020

  • UNHCR and COR have registered over 38,000 Ethiopian refugees in Kassala, Gedaref, and Blue Nile states.
  • The initial Ethiopian refugee planning figure of 50,000 could increase to 100,000 over the next six months if fighting in Ethiopia‚Äôs Tigray region continues.
  • With CERF support, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health have been actively working to treat and prevent malnutrition in Kassala where 44% of children under 5 years are stunted.
  • WFP to boost the resilience of chronically food-insecure families in South Kordofan State.
  • Post-harvest losses for more than 41,000 people will be reduced through the training of smallholder farmers and supporting social protection programmes.
Flood-affected people by state, as of 7 October 2020 (Source: HAC)
Flood-affected people by state, as of 7 October 2020 (Source: HAC)

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 this year.

Total Amount

$66.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$63.2 million

Total Pledged Amount

$2.9 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $33.5 million
Germany $2.9 million $7.2 million
Sweden $5.6 million
Netherlands $4.3 million
Ireland $3.2 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 (DFATD) 145,455
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 1,085,776
Germany 586,854
Malta 27,293
Spain 701,754
Sweden (Sida) 266,534
United States (US-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
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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


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