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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, and an antennae office in Golo, Central Darfur. 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: 15 Jul 2021

  • The Sudan Preparedness Plan for 2021 will ensure the timely delivery of aid to about 540,000 people who could be affected by flooding, disease outbreaks and conflict in 2021
  • UNHCR and partners revised the Sudan Refugee Response Plan until December 2021 and incorporating flood preparedness and response in Blue Nile State – UNHCR
  • Over 46,000 Ethiopian refugees from Tigray have been registered in eastern Sudan and about 7,400 Ethiopian refugees have arrived in Blue Nile
  • Despite favourable projections for the farming season, soaring prices of agricultural supplies will likely affect planted areas and crop yields – FAO
  • In 2020, the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) raised US$72.6 million that was used to support 7.6 million vulnerable people

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

$465.4 million

Funding gap

$1.5 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $297.6 million (63.9%)
European Commission $43.6 million (9.4%)
Canada $24.9 million (5.4%)
Germany $20.6 million (4.4%)
Sweden $17.6 million (3.8%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $170.8 million
Not specified $95.2 million
Refugee Response $57.6 million
Education $24.8 million
Nutrition $21.5 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

$36.7 million

Total Pledged Amount

$59.7 thousand

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 1,210,654
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
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 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

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Sudan – Nutrition project in Khartoum