On October 25, 2021, Sudan’s military seized power, resulting in a devastating setback to Sudan’s democratic transition. After the military takeover, the U.S. Government announced a pause on new obligations from a $700 million fiscal year 2021 one-time appropriation in assistance for Sudan and ceased support to Sudan’s government. USAID then expanded activities that support the Sudanese people in their democratic aspirations. USAID’s goal remains to help the people of Sudan fulfill their aspirations for freedom, peace, justice, and a prosperous future.
USAID remains the largest donor of assistance to the people of Sudan. After decades of helping the Sudanese through conflict, famine, and ongoing emergency needs, USAID maintains a robust humanitarian portfolio and a growing development portfolio.