Sudan 2018

Humanitarian Compendium

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Introduction and Needs

Sudan faces two major overlapping challenges in terms of crises: one triggered by complex and protracted conflicts leading to wide scale population displacement and disruption of everyday life; and another due to climatic and sociocultural conditions leading to crisis levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. At the end of 2017, the humanitarian situation remains critical as protracted internal conflicts continue to affect certain regions of Darfur, Kordofan and Blue Nile. Affected populations continue to suffer due to a lack of or limited access to basic services and disruption of livelihoods especially in the agricultural sector. The conflict in South Sudan has also resulted in thousands of South Sudanese refugees crossing the borders into Darfur and Kordofan seeking protection assistance, and stretching already limited resources within host communities. In Jebel Marra, the conflict involving the government and armed movement (SPLA/AA) has resulted in mass casualties and population displacement of IDPs to safer areas of North, South and Central Darfur. Approximately 45,000 South Sudanese have also sought refuge in the more secure areas of Darfur. The displacement situation in Kordofan differs from that of Darfur, where formal IDP camps and sites are non-existent. Therefore, the affected population (IDPs, and South Sudanese) are living and scattered in different towns, rural areas and regions, some controlled by armed groups. As a result, more than 157,250 newly displaced IDPs and 76,900 South Sudanese refugees are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance across Sudan. 
In total, approximately 2.2 million IDPs, 695,000 refugees, 105,000 returnees, and other migrants are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2018. IOM plans to continue working with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), OCHA, other UN agencies, NGOs and government counterparts such as the Commissioner of Refugees (CoR), Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) to address the need and gaps in basic services and provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable IDPs, returnees and refugees in North, South, East, West and central Darfur; as well as South and West Kordofan and Eastern Sudan (Kassala, Gedaref, and Red sea states) as necessary. Support will include but is not limited to: camp management and displacement tracking, healthcare, water and sanitation, shelter, food security and livelihoods. IOM supports OCHA and other organizations by providing information on population movement and vulnerabilities through the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and is an active member of the Information Management Working Group (IMWG). The information collected on these vulnerable communities will be used by many organizations to plan targeted interventions such as distribution of shelter and non-food items. 

In Sudan, malnutrition rates are already above emergency threshold levels and outbreaks of disease are also of particular concern as they place further pressure on an underdeveloped health sector. Furthermore, food insecurity has been exacerbated by environmental degradation and climate change. Therefore, IOM will work with the relevant sector leads to improve access to basic services including water and sanitation, healthcare and seek to provide livelihood opportunities for affected populations to build their resilience. These interventions will target people that have been: (1) newly displaced, (2) living in protracted displacement conditions, (3) forced into secondary displacement, and/or (4) motivated to migrate irregularly to other countries seeking alternatives. As the co-lead of the Recovery, Return and Reintegration Sector (RRR), IOM will also provide transition and recovery support for IDPs and returnees to assist them to progress towards durable solutions that include local integration or reintegration in their communities of origin. 

Overall the needs in Sudan are driven by deep rooted causes that are unlikely to be resolved in the next few years such as: political and socio-cultural inequalities, and a struggling economy which continues to hinder socio-economic growth. Therefore, the provision of life-saving initiatives with development-oriented transition and recovery and durable solution approaches are necessary to continue addressing critical needs and gaps, increasing individual self-reliance and community resilience while bridging the growing funding gap as more Level 3 crises emerge in the MENA region. 

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 2,768,500 individuals, including 1,538,500 IDPs, 300,000 refugees, 603,000 returnees, and 327,000 host communities
Contact Information: Contact   Contact the Donor Relations Division Tel: +41.22.717.9111  
South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan
Requested 11,500,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Sectoral Interventions Refugee Multisector

  • Amount Requested: USD 11,500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan
Requested 33,437,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%


  • Amount Requested: USD 1,100,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00


  • Amount Requested: USD 1,700,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

  • Amount Requested: USD 11,450,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Food Security and Livelihoods

  • Amount Requested: USD 4,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications

  • Amount Requested: USD 300,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Emergency Shelter and Non-food Items

  • Amount Requested: USD 5,200,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Common Services

  • Amount Requested: USD 3,687,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Recovery, Returns, and Reintegration

  • Amount Requested: USD 6,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00