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Sudan

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: 11 Oct 2020

  • Rains started to subside and flood waters are receding in Sudan, after months of heavy rainfall that left more than 875,000 people affected by unprecedented flooding.
  • Over 10 million people are now at risk of contracting water-borne diseases and 4.5 million are exposed to vector-borne diseases, a 100 per cent more than in April 2020.
  • Meanwhile, a surging inflation is leading to increased humanitarian needs in Sudan and hampering humanitarian assistance when millions of vulnerable people need it the most.
  • COVID-19 transmissions continue and new cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus have been reported. Around 10 million doses of polio vaccine arrived in Khartoum.
  • Humanitarians are responding, but the extremely low funding, especially for health and water, hygiene and sanitation services are hampering aid organizations’ capacity to operate.
Flood-affected people by state, as of 6 October 2020 (Source: HAC)
Flood-affected people by state, as of 6 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

$62.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$61.8 million

Total Pledged Amount

$250 thousand

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $33.5 million
Germany $7.2 million
Sweden $5.6 million
Netherlands $4.3 million
Ireland $3.2 million

Donors

13

Funding for OCHA Sudan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement

$8,963,656

Earmarked Contributions

$4,425,058

Opening Balance

$1,000

Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)

$4,426,058

Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD) 145,455
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 1,085,776
Malta 27,293
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

Multimedia

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