The ICRC has been present in Sudan since 1978, helping people affected by conflict in Darfur, Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Eastern Sudan and promoting international humanitarian law (IHL). 

An ICRC delegate speaking to people.

Our work in Sudan

Our work today, carried out independently or in cooperation with the Sudanese Red Crescent, 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 diseases.

We help families separated by conflict or displacement keep in touch with their loved ones, and we have facilitated the release of detainees at the request of the parties and supported them with some basic assistance, such as clothes and other essential items, for their return to their area of origin.

Adré. With more than 150,000 Sudanese refugees settling in the border town, demand for water has risen sharply, even though the commodity is already scarce in this arid region.

The impact of our work - In 2023


phone calls were facilitated, together with SRCS, between separated family members.


Received multipurpose cash grants in Al-Fashir, Blue Nile, Al-Jazeera and Kassala States.


people received medicines donated to cover primary health-care needs at several health centres.


tons of polyaluminium chloride, 430,000 tablets for disinfection, and 16 tons of calcium hypochlorite were donated for water purification. These materials aimed to significantly enhance the quality and quantity of water production in Gedaref, Kassala, Wad Madani, and Khartoum states, ultimately benefiting over 2 million people.

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Plot. 33 & 39, Block. 4 at Al Mataar East Area, Port Sudan, Republic of Sudan

Our work with the Sudanese Red Crescent

In the regional delegation, cooperation work is based above all on providing support to the National Society to develop its capacities. Cooperation is an active part of the humanitarian response before, during and after emergencies or conflicts. Among our most important activities are responding to migration in the region, training first aid teams that work in dangerous areas and delicate situations and strengthening accountability, transparency and financial sustainability mechanisms.