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Sudan Emergency Appeal

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Hostilities between rival armed factions in Sudan have forced over 110,000 people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries and have left over 330,000 people internally displaced. These people urgently need your help today.

Prior to the violence that broke out in April, 15.8 million Sudanese were in need of humanitarian assistance - that’s one third of the country. And the hostilities have disrupted vital nutrition support for some 50,000 young children suffering from acute malnutrition. 

The needs will only worsen as communities face displacement and lack of food, water, shelter and sanitation.

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Seeking refuge

Refugees in Kiir Adem.
More and more refugees and returnees have been crossing over to South Sudan since the outbreak of violence on April 15th. Photo: Joshua Baru / Concern Worldwide.

For those who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries, the majority are crossing into Chad or South Sudan, but other host countries include Ethiopia and Central African Republic.

The majority of those fleeing are women and children. They are arriving with just the clothes on their backs and whatever they can carry.  They urgently need food, water, shelter and sanitation.

"With fighting in Sudan continuing and critical services such as hospitals, power and water no longer functioning, people are being forced to flee to safety with only what they can carry. Our team in neighbouring Chad, where over 100k people are expected to arrive in the coming days, and within Sudan itself, are preparing to respond. We need your support now to enable us to do this swiftly and effectively." - Danny Harvey, Executive Director, Concern Worldwide (UK).

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Our priorities will be health, food security and nutrition, water and sanitation, shelter materials and other essential household items.

Amina Abdulla - Horn of Africa Regional Director

Concern has resumed operations in two states in Sudan, and our work is dependent on the region remaining peaceful. "It is vital that humanitarians can return to work, given the huge humanitarian needs facing the country,” Amina said. “Even prior to the outbreak of hostilities, almost 16 million Sudanese people – a third of the population – were in need of humanitarian assistance.”

Concern is also gearing up its emergency response to meet the needs of 30,000 Sudanese people who have crossed into Chad in recent days. The UNHCR estimates that this could increase up to 135,000 people in the coming weeks.

Your donation will help us to provide food, water, sanitation, shelter and vital cash support to those most in need.

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Concern’s work in Sudan

  • Concern has worked in Sudan for 37 years.
  • Our programmes include health, nutrition, water and sanitation, livelihoods and food security.
  • We are currently working in West Darfur, West Kordofan and South Kordofan. 


Funds raised in response to this appeal will go towards Concern's work in Sudan, and neighbouring countries impacted by the crisis. For every £1 you donate, we will allocate 10p of your donation to cover general support and running costs. There is a small chance that we will raise more money than is needed for this appeal. If this happens, we'll spend any additional funds on other Concern programmes – wherever the need is greatest

Emergency appeal

Sudan Emergency Appeal

  • One third of the country already in humanitarian support

  • Tens of thousands already forced to flee

  • Vital food, water, shelter and sanitation needed

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