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Following the outbreak of hostilities on 15 April 2023, more than half of the population requires humanitarian assistance and protection. The conflict has resulted in large-scale displacement and shattered access to food, water, cash, fuel, health care and other basic services for millions of people. High insecurity and looting of humanitarian assets and offices have compromised humanitarian access to key locations. 

Highlights Last Updated: 14 Jul 2023

  • Clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have continued for nearly three months.
  • More than 3 million people have been displaced due to the conflict both internally and across the border into neighbouring countries.
  • There has been an alarming increase in the number of sexual assault cases across the country.
  • With the onset of the rainy season, there is an increased risk of disease outbreaks, compounded by lack of access to health care in many parts of the country.
  • Challenges, including insecurity, bureaucratic access impediments and looting of humanitarian supplies, are hampering the delivery of assistance at scale.
Sudan displacement map (June 2023)

Key figures

Humanitarian Response Plan: Funding Update

HRPs are the result of OCHA’s work with humanitarian partners around the world to identify the most critical humanitarian needs, plan responses and determine the budgets needed to address them. Requirements for this year are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$2.6 billion

Funding to date

$593.3 million

Funding gap

$2 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $358.4 million (60.4%)
European Commission $71.4 million (12.0%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $34.1 million (5.7%)
Germany $18.1 million (3.0%)
Sweden $17.9 million (3.0%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Livelihoods $218.4 million
Nutrition $56.6 million
Refugee Response $50.3 million
Protection $48.1 million
Logistics $40.6 million

Sudan Humanitarian Fund

Humanitarian Funds are set up for complex emergencies and support the highest-priority projects of the best-placed responders (including international and national NGOs and UN agencies) through an inclusive and transparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Figures below are for this year.

Total Amount

$51.4 million

Total Paid Amount

$50.3 million

Total Pledged Amount


Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
United Kingdom $13.6 million
Netherlands $13 million
United States $8 million
Ireland $1.1 million $3.2 million
Germany $3.8 million



Funding for OCHA Sudan

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance **


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada 260,601
European Commission (DG-ECHO) 537,359
Germany 605,327
Japan 100,000
Sweden (Sida) 480,296
United States (USAID-BHA) 3,000,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Private Contributions
  • Russian Federation
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Unearmarked contributions (or commitments) are those for which the donor does not require the funds to be used for a specific project, sector, crisis or country, leaving OCHA to decide how to allocate the funds.

** May include unearmarked and earmarked funding with implementation dates beyond the calendar year Excludes miscellaneous income (e.g. adjustments, gain/losses on exchange rate etc.)

Funding information from the OCHA Contributions Tracking System

News and media


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