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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. 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: 24 May 2022

  • Around 442,000 people displaced in 2021, which is five-fold the number displaced in 2020, and the highest after 2014, according to the 2022 GRID Report.
  • Disasters, COVID-19, economic crisis, and worsening food insecurity increased competition for resources in 2021 and contributed to the rise in violence and displacement, IDMC says.
  • WFP received a donation of €2.5 million ($2.67 million) from Italy to support emergency nutrition activities in Sudan.
  • With this donation, WFP will be able to provide specialized nutritious food to over 160,000 children under-five and pregnant and nursing women in crisis-affected areas.
  • In 2022, WFP plans to assist up to 2.7 million children and pregnant and nursing women, however funding shortfalls may jeopardize this plan.
Darfur & Kordofan Conflict

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

$289.8 million

Funding gap

$1.6 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $189.2 million (65.3%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $39.9 million (13.8%)
Canada $21.6 million (7.5%)
Sweden $16.7 million (5.8%)
Norwegian Refugee Council $5.4 million (1.9%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $162.4 million
Not specified $56.1 million
Nutrition $16.1 million
Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications $8.7 million
Protection $8.7 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

$20.4 million

Total Paid Amount

$17.4 million

Total Pledged Amount

$2.9 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Netherlands $7.6 million
Canada $4.9 million
Ireland $3.3 million
Norway $2.1 million
Germany $1.6 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 239,195
Germany 1,167,125
Italy 527,983
Sweden (Sida) 751,308
United States (USAID-BHA) 3,000,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

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