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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: 05 Apr 2021

  • In Sudan, a COVID-19 SAFE School Kit was developed to allow schools to open safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Nearly 55% of schools do not have access to improved water and 49% do not have access to improved sanitation, according to a recent survey.
  • The World Bank provides an additional $420 million for the second phase of the Sudan Family Support Programme, the Thamarat Program.
  • The Sudan Family Support Programme is designed to support Sudanese families affected by the ongoing economic crisis which has been compounded by economic reforms.
  • UNHCR launches the 2021 inter-agency refugee appeal requesting $574 million to assist over one million refugees in Sudan.
In 2020, HRP partners provided 7.6 million people with humanitarian assistance

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

$157.4 million

Funding gap

$1.8 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $122.7 million (78.0%)
Germany $10.1 million (6.4%)
Japan $8.6 million (5.4%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $5 million (3.2%)
Denmark $3.7 million (2.4%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $104.4 million
Not specified $32.3 million
Health $7.2 million
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene $6.9 million
Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items $2.3 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

$4.1 million

Total Paid Amount

$1.2 million

Total Pledged Amount

$2.9 million

Top 2 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Sweden $2.9 million
Germany $1.2 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
Sweden (Sida) 653,358

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates

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


Sudan - Nutrition Project in Khartoum