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USAID/OFDA supports partners to provide life-saving health; nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene support, along with other critical assistance to conflict-affected households in Sudan.
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Latest Sudan Fact Sheet


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Key Developments

The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan projects that 5.5 million people in Sudan will require humanitarian assistance in 2018 and requests approximately $1 billion to deliver assistance to 4.3 million people in the country.

Staple food prices increased for a fourth consecutive month in February, reaching levels of two to three times February 2017 prices, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The January discontinuation of wheat and wheat flour subsidies and the continued depreciation of the Sudanese Pound have contributed to increases in staple food prices and reductions to household purchasing power.

Relief organizations recorded approximately 300 acute watery diarrhea (AWD) cases in Central Darfur State in February and March. The Government of Sudan and relief actors mobilized response efforts to treat AWD cases and mitigate further transmission, with new AWD cases declining significantly by early March.


Sudan continues to cope with the effects of conflict, economic shocks, and recurrent environmental hazards, such as drought and flooding, resulting in 5.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 1.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, 235,000 IDPs in the government controlled parts of the Two Areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and up to 545,000 IDPs residing in locations in the Two Areas that are not under government control. USAID/OFDA is addressing the acute and protracted needs of conflict-affected populations in Sudan by prioritizing integrated activities in health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. The United States has declared has declared a disaster in Sudan each year since 1987 due to the ongoing complex emergency. As the largest international donor of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, the United States continues to provide impartial, needs-based assistance to vulnerable and conflict-affected populations.

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    Last updated: April 09, 2018

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