Sudan Humanitarian Emergency

Midwifery students beneath the UNFPA banner.

The humanitarian needs in Sudan stem from new and protracted population displacements due to conflict. These conflicts have affected access to basic services and disrupted the livelihoods and food security of many people. In many areas, food insecurity is also exacerbated by adverse climatic phenomena, including El Nino. Moreover, refugees originating mainly from Eritrea and South Sudan continue to stretch already limited resources. The priority of the humanitarian community remains to ensure that affected individuals receive the necessary assistance and protection crucial to their survival. UNFPA and partners support this priority by providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services and by supporting mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 40.2 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

6.00 million
1.50 million
1.80 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
  • 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.