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


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

Sudan, an extremely vulnerable country, depends on international aid to guarantee basic services to the population.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, various conflicts and the worst floods in decades have worsened a fragile situation.

Rising food prices have increased already high levels of life-threatening hunger, with 38.2% of children under five suffering from malnutrition.

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

Country facts

  • 42.8m

    Sudan has a population of more than 40 million people.

  • 67,077

    Our programmes in Sudan reached almost 70,000 people in 2020.

  • 38.2%

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

Action Against Hunger’s work in Sudan

Action Against Hunger has operated in Sudan since 2018. In 2020, our programmes included:

  • water, sanitation and hygiene projects and food security and livelihoods programmes
  • implementing nutrition programmes
  • working in partnership with local organisations to improve access to food
  • deploying staff to the country’s capital Khartoum to support the Covid-19 response
  • ensuring staff had personal protective equipment and maintaining social distancing at our activities

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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A man holds a goat at an Action Against Hunger project in Chad.

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.