Sudan

Country Facts

DRC present since:

2004

Staff on location:

171

Displaced population:

9,300,000

Displacement Situation

Since the start of the conflict in Darfur in 2003, millions of people in Sudan have been affected by violence and internal displacement. Currently, Sudan has over 1.8 million internally displaced people (IDPs), many of whom continue to face risks and threats if they attempt to return to their homes. Sudan also hosts over 1 million refugees and asylum-seekers in urban and rural areas throughout the country, primarily from South Sudan, Eritrea, Syria, Central African Republic, and Ethiopia. Migration flows through Sudan are on the rise, and Khartoum serves as a key regional hub for migrants in search of better life opportunities and improved human rights conditions abroad. 

Despite recent and wide-ranging political and military changes, huge humanitarian needs remain among both Sudanese and migrant populations.  A fragile economy and an increasingly precarious environment prone to climate shocks represent ongoing challenges for vulnerable groups in Sudan, preventing many from meeting their basic needs. 

DRC Response 

DRC Sudan provides a flexible and multi-faceted humanitarian response to the diverse needs present in four Sudanese states. Since beginning work in Darfur in 2004, DRC has expanded to offer programming in Khartoum and along the main migration routes from East Africa, primarily focusing on three sectors: Protection, Economic Recovery, and Community Driven Recovery and Safety (CDRS). DRC also responds to emergency needs through the provision of food assistance, shelter, non-food items, and hygiene kits. DRC’s work to promote peaceful, inclusive, and resilient communities also entails supporting Sudanese civil society and domestic institutions to build their response capacity with an increased focus on long-term solutions.

Contact

Scott Tind Simmons

Head of Division for Africa & Americas

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James Curtis

Regional Director

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Julian Zakrzewski

Country Director

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