A group of women and their children in a refugee camp.


Civil unrest and political uncertainty has exacerbated the country’s ongoing economic crisis.

In Sudan, an estimated 8.5 million people are in need of protection and humanitarian assistance.

Rising food prices have increased already high levels of malnutrition with 2.8 million children suffering from malnutrition. Alarmingly, 750,000 children are facing life-threatening hunger.

Sudan now hosts over one million refugees, including 850,000 from neighbouring South Sudan. Many live in camps without access to basic services such as food, clean water and safe toilets.

Country facts

  • 41.8m

    Sudan has a population of more than 40 million people.

  • 168

    Sudan ranks 168th out 189 countries in the Human Development Index.

  • 38.2%

    More than a third of Sudanese children under five suffer from malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger’s work in Sudan

In 2019, our team in Sudan carried out an emergency response project in the White Nile region after a flood devastated the area.

In Um Renta village, we also prevented a potential disease outbreak and restored facilities to help 1,800 flood-affected men, women and children.

Our reach

  • 58,612

    We reached more than 50,000 people through our programmes in Sudan in 2019.

  • 2

    We have 2 staff in Sudan.

  • 2018

    We've been working in Sudan since 2018.

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The West African country suffers from from political instability, social unrest, and conflicts with neighbouring countries.


Garbicha, a herder supported by Action Against Hunger in Ethiopia.

Extreme weather patterns, locust swarms and epidemics have increased the humanitarian need in the country.

South Sudan

Nyajepe, a South Sudanese refugee, is happy to see the improvement in her child after they received support from Action Against Hunger.

With millions fleeing from conflict, many people in the world’s newest country are at risk of life-threatening hunger.