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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: 28 Oct 2020

  • As people queue for hours to buy bread, wheat assistance starts to arrive in the country.
  • The Government of Sudan imports some of the country's wheat requirement as local production cannot cover needs. In the first half of 2020, Sudan imported 1.1 million tons of wheat.
  • Director of OCHA leaves Sudan with a better understanding of humanitarian needs and how they are being compounded by an economic crisis, floods, and disease outbreaks.
  • As of 26 October 2020, there are 13,765 people confirmed to have COVID-19 Sudan, including 837 fatalities, according to the Federal Ministry of Health.
  • The Government of Sudan and aid organizations continue to provide life-saving assistance to people affected by floods and disease outbreaks in the country.
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

$63.2 million

Total Paid Amount

$62.9 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



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
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

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