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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: 22 Apr 2021

  • The national average retail prices for sorghum and wheat continued to increase in March 2021.
  • Sorghum and millet prices in March 2021 were exceptionally high, up to three times the already high March 2020 levels, mainly due to the depreciation of the local currency.
  • The Central Bureau of Statistics reported that the inflation rate was at 342 per cent in March, an increase of 11 points from 331 per cent in February.
  • The economy of Sudan shrank by about 72 per cent between 2015 and 2020, while the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance increased by about 130 per cent.
  • In 2021, World Vision plans to reach 2.1 million of Sudan’s most vulnerable children across the Blue Nile, South Kordofan, South and East Darfur states.
In 2020, HRP partners provided 7.6 million people with humanitarian assistance

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

$202.7 million

Funding gap

$1.7 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $127.7 million (63.0%)
Canada $20.2 million (10.0%)
Sweden $15.9 million (7.8%)
Germany $10.1 million (5.0%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $10 million (4.9%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $107.3 million
Not specified $50.2 million
Refugee Response $13.1 million
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene $9.1 million
Health $8.4 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

$24.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$13.3 million

Total Pledged Amount

$10.8 million

Top 4 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $8.2 million $1.2 million
Netherlands $7.2 million
Canada $2.6 million $2 million
Sweden $2.9 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 237,342
Sweden (Sida) 653,358

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates

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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