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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: 23 Dec 2021

  • The situation in parts of Darfur and Kordofan regions remains volatile, with an increase in violence since October.
  • The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) will support gaps in health, nutrition and WASH activities in Abu Jubayhah, South Kordofan State.
  • The 2022 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is out.
  • EU donates €10 million to WFP, as the agency faces a funding shortfall of $358 million for the next six months.
  • Children are being forced to work long hours as the economic and humanitarian crisis continues to deteriorate - Save the Children.
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 2021 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$1.9 billion

Funding to date

$715.8 million

Funding gap

$1.2 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $461.3 million (64.4%)
European Commission $50.1 million (7.0%)
Germany $34.7 million (4.8%)
United Kingdom $27 million (3.8%)
Canada $26.5 million (3.7%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $185.1 million
Not specified $178.4 million
Refugee Response $78 million
Health $41.9 million
Education $33.7 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 2021.

Total Amount

$66.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$66.1 million

Total Pledged Amount

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $24.3 million
United Kingdom $13.6 million
United States $7.6 million
Netherlands $7.2 million
Canada $5 million



Funding for OCHA Sudan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2021.

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 1,199,857
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
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom (FCDO
  • United States
  • ex DFID)

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