Desert landscape in Sudan. Photo by Andromachos Dimitrokallis / Pixabay. Desert landscape in Sudan. Photo by Andromachos Dimitrokallis / Pixabay. Desert landscape in Sudan. Photo by Andromachos Dimitrokallis / Pixabay.

Republic of Sudan

Republic of Sudan

Why are we in the Republic of Sudan? After a year of civil unrest and political change, humanitarian needs in Sudan continue to rise. Some 9.3 million people – 23 per cent of the population – will need humanitarian assistance in 2020. We are implementing emergency relief and longer-term development programmes in West Darfur, along with West and South Kordofan.

*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Sudan. Find out more about our response here.

Years of conflict in the Republic of Sudan has resulted in large displacement

Poor economic growth due to sanctions and harsh environments have placed Sudan in the lowest quintile in the Human Development Index. It is estimated that 9.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 1.8 million are internally displaced people. Over 46.5% of the population are living below the poverty line.

Our emergency programming focuses on supporting the most vulnerable with access to health and nutrition services while providing communities with access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. We also run 'Community Management of Acute Malnutrition' (CMAM) feeding centres. In Darfur, we are working with the community on building resilience to climate change.

Gisma, mother to 2 year old Yageen who was successfully treated for severe malnutrition by our team in Sudan.
I was really distressed before we were referred to Concern’s nutrition programme by their volunteers. I thought I might lose my only daughter. I am now very grateful to Concern for bringing my daughter to life.
Gisma Kafitutu - Concern beneficiary

Latest achievements

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Emergency response

In December 2019 a sudden outbreak of violence in West Darfur displaced 45,000 people from their homes. Supported by Irish Aid and USAID, we responded with supply of shelter kits, and washing facilities.

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Livelihoods

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Health

With ECHO funding Concern Worldwide distributed Non Food Items (NFI) in Muglad locality to families who lost their homes in an accidental fire. Photo: Maad Mohammed Salih / Concern Worldwide
With ECHO funding, we distributed Non Food Items to families who lost their homes in a fire. Photo: Maad Mohammed Salih / Concern Worldwide
With ECHO funding Concern Worldwide distributed 1036 Non Food Item kits in Muglad locality in early June 2020. Fatima Shaaldin was among several families who lost their homes in an accidental fire, she received a NFI kit, that included two clean jerry cans, cooking tools, four blankets, four bed sheets and soap. Photo: Maad Mohammed Ahmed / Concern Worldwide
After her home was destroyed, Fatima Shaaldin received an NFI kit, that included jerry cans, utensils,blankets, bed sheets and soap. Photo: Maad Mohammed Ahmed / Concern Worldwide
A hand-dug well under construction in Umdraba Village in Arafa, Republic of Sudan. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
A hand-dug well under construction in Umdraba Village in Arafa, Republic of Sudan. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Rehabilitation of a hand pump in Seleia Town, Republic of Sudan. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Rehabilitation of a hand pump in Seleia Town, Republic of Sudan. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Romiza Ahmed Mohammed has HH latrine after CLTS intervention. Photo: Jack Odongo/Concern Worldwide.
Romiza Ahmed Mohammed has HH latrine after CLTS intervention, Republic of Sudan. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Kenneth Oyik, Area Coordinator for Concern in West Darfur
Kenneth Oyik, Area Coordinator for Concern in West Darfur. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Concern staff in Sudan conduct an awareness training session on preventing malnutrition and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Concern staff conduct an awareness training session on preventing malnutrition and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Photo: Maad Mohammed Salih / Concern Worldwide

How we're helping the Republic of Sudan

We are working hard to combat suffering and build resilience in the Republic of Sudan. We are doing this by establishing programmes which will strengthen household capacity, provide health and nutrition support, and humanitarian assistance in emergencies.

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South Sudanese Refugee Appeal

  • Life-Saving Food Kits needed

  • Over 300,000 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, 66% are children

  • Acute Malnutrition rate at 10.4% among South Sudanese refugee children under the age of 5.

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