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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: 06 Aug 2020

  • Number of COVID-19 transmissions continue to increase in Sudan. Over 12,100 people had contracted the virus, including 792 who died from the disease, as of 11 August.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, over 36,000 children in White Nile received psychosocial support to deal with stress caused by COVID-19.
  • Humanitarians and Government are providing life-saving assistance to people who lost their houses, food and livelihoods during the recent floods. Over 130,000 people are affected.
  • Aid organizations are also assisting millions of people across Sudan in a monthly basis, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, insecurity and the economic crisis.
COVID-19 cases map
COVID-19 cases 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 internation and national NGOs and UN agencies) through an inclusive and tranparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Figures below are for this year.

Total Amount

$60.6 million

Total Paid Amount

$60.6 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $33.5 million
Germany $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 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
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
  • 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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