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 2019

  • 10,800
    phone calls were made to reconnect separated families
  • 138,000
    people in Tawila, Jebel Mara, Rokero and Golo localities received seeds, tools and food
  • 325,800
    animals were vaccinated in North Darfur and Central Darfur
  • 120,800
    people benefited from emergency medical supplies donated by the ICRC
  • 424,300
    people benefited from the construction and repair of handpumps, hand-dug well and water yards
  • 120
    people participated in IHL training and dissemination sessions conducted by the ICRC
  • 641
    Red Cross Messages were exchanged to reconnect families
  • 261
    released detainees received assistance