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

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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  • Severe droughts are becoming more frequent

  • Families do not have enough food to eat

  • Malnutrition rates among children under five can reach as high as 30%

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