Sudan Emergency Appeal
Hostilities between rival armed factions in Sudan have displaced 2.6 million inside the country and forced 757,000 people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. Our teams in Sudan, Chad and South Sudan are on the ground, responding to the huge humanitarian needs with urgent health, food and shelter support.
Prior to the violence that broke out in April, 15.8 million Sudanese were in need of humanitarian assistance. Now, more than half Sudan’s population – 24.7 million people – need humanitarian assistance. And the hostilities have disrupted vital nutrition support for some 50,000 young children suffering from acute malnutrition.
The needs will only worsen as communities face displacement and lack of food, water, shelter and sanitation.
“We need urgent action to ease the suffering of millions of Sudanese people and prevent further deaths,” Concern’s Country Director in Sudan, A.K.M. Musha said.
“It is no exaggeration to say we are facing a humanitarian catastrophe."
For those who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries, the majority are crossing into Chad or South Sudan, but other host countries include Ethiopia and Central African Republic.
“People are arriving with very little, and with a lot of trauma,” says Reka Sztopa, Concern’s Regional Director for West Africa and Sahel.
“This is the worst crisis I’ve ever come across,” says Amina Abdulla, Concern’s Regional Director for the Horn of Africa. “Over the last 20 years of my career in the sector I haven’t seen this level of displacement happen over just eight weeks.”
It is no exaggeration to say we are facing a humanitarian catastrophe
Your donation can help
Our teams in Sudan, Chad and South Sudan are on the ground, providing urgent support to those fleeing the violence.
Your donation will help us to provide food, water, sanitation, shelter and vital cash support to those most in need. In Chad and South Sudan, Concern is providing basic materials for shelter and survival, emergency nutritional support for severely malnourished children, and mobile health clinics for refugees arriving from Sudan.
“Although the security situation on the ground is very challenging, Concern has worked with communities in Sudan for the last 37 years and we will do everything we can to help avert a humanitarian crisis,” said Concern's CEO David Regan.
Concern’s work in Sudan
Concern has worked in Sudan for 37 years.
Our programmes include health, nutrition, water and sanitation, livelihoods and food security.
We are currently working in West Kordofan and South Kordofan - and also assessing the situation in West Darfur - and our priorities are providing health services, food security and nutrition, water and sanitation, shelter materials and other essential household items.