Sudan Humanitarian Emergency

Midwifery students beneath the UNFPA banner.

The humanitarian consequences of conflict are seen in the low levels of access to basic services, particularly chronic food insecurity, a lack of access to livelihood opportunities, and increased need for protection. Natural hazards are expected to exacerbate food insecurity and acute malnutrition in the country, particularly for the refugees, asylum seekers, and host communities. In 2018, an estimated 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers are living in Sudan and in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes over 455,000 South Sudanese refugees already in Sudan, and an estimated 200,000 others expected to arrive in 2018. There are also over 155,000 refugees living in protracted humanitarian situations across five states in eastern Sudan. UNFPA is leading the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) working groups in three states in Darfur, integrating SHR humanitarian and development coordination meetings.

Country Population: 40.2 mil

Humanitarian needs

3.10 million
1.01 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.