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Sudan Emergency Appeal

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Millions of people have fled Sudan due to conflict. Hostilities between rival armed factions in Sudan have forced 1.76 million people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries and have left 6.5 million people internally displaced. These people urgently need your help today.

Prior to the violence that broke out on April 15 2023, 15.8 million Sudanese people were in need of humanitarian assistance - that’s one third of the country. Now, more than half Sudan’s population – 24.7 million people – need humanitarian assistance. And the hostilities have disrupted vital nutrition support for some 3.7 children are in need of urgent nutrition support. 

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 2023. Photo: Joshua Baru / Concern Worldwide.

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

It is estimated that 564,686 Sudanese have crossed from Darfur into Chad as of 25 February 2024 - over double the amount of people who arrived into Chad fleeing conflict in Darfur in 2003.

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.

Currently over 70% of health clinics in Sudan’s conflict zones are not functioning, adding further to the humanitarian crisis.

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What we urgently need from the international community is major funding, political and diplomatic measures to halt the fighting, and action to ensure safe access for humanitarian workers and aid.

Farooq Khan - Concern Country Director in Sudan

“The international community cannot stand by and allow this crisis to continue to unfold,” Farooq Khan, said. “Words like ‘famine-like conditions’ mean that children are already dying. The situation in the Darfur and Kordofan States is particularly worrying. Our teams there report a rapid deterioration in the condition of children presenting at health facilities.”

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

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, South Kordofan and Red Sea State. 


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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