The ICRC has been present in Sudan since 1978 helping people affected by the conflict in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, and promoting international humanitarian law (IHL). Our work today, independently or in cooperation the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) includes supporting hospitals and health facilities with equipment and supplies, working with local water authorities on improving people’s access to clean water, and supporting the authorities who provide rehabilitation services for people with disabilities. We provide displaced people in conflict-affected areas with emergency assistance, distribute seeds and tools to farmers, and vaccinate pastoralists’ livestock against disease. We are helping families separated by conflict or displacement keep in touch, and have facilitated the release of detainees upon request of the parties. We have given former detainees clothes and paid for their transport to go home.

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2020

  • 14,496
    phone calls were made to reconnect separated families.
  • 159,000
    people received seeds, tools, and food.
  • 573, 235
    animals were vaccinated in west Kordofan, South, and Central Darfur.
  • 35,100
    people benefited from emergency medical supplies donated by the ICRC.
  • 269,608
    people benefited from the construction, upgrading, and repairing of water systems.
  • 87
    people from the Ministry of Justice and SRCS participated in communication and IHL training.
  • 591
    Red Cross Messages were exchanged to reconnect families.
  • 4,735
    people with disabilities received rehabilitation services.