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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

Humanitarian agencies, including U.S. Government (USG) partners, are working with the Government of Sudan (GoS) to facilitate the voluntary return of internally displaced persons and refugees to areas of origin in Darfur Region. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees attributes increasing returns to Darfur to gradual security improvements in the area.

GoS Ministry of Health declared 17 of Sudan’s 18 states free of acute watery diarrhea in December after four weeks with no new reported cases.

Thus far in FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has provided $4.3 million to the UN World Food Program-managed UN Humanitarian Air Service to transport humanitarian personnel and cargo to hard-to-reach areas across Sudan.


Sudan continues to cope with the effects of conflict, economic shocks, and recurrent environmental hazards, such as drought and flooding, resulting in 4.8 million in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 2.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, 230,000 IDPs in the government controlled parts of the Two Areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and 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: January 26, 2018

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