Sudan is Africa’s third largest country, and is currently home to over 41 million people. The humanitarian situation in the country—home to one of the decade’s most notable humanitarian crises in Darfur—continues to worsen.
Some striking humanitarian facts and figures about Sudan include:
- 7.1 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. (USAID, 2018)
- Around 2.8 million children younger than 5 are acutely malnourished, with 640,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition. (United Nations, 2018)
- The country lost 75% of its oil revenue with the separation of South Sudan in July 2011, and its economy shrank 4.4% the following year.
- Ongoing conflict and climate challenges contribute to challenges with income, food security and other quality-of-life indicators.
Sudan is the first country the Islamic Relief global family provided relief to by responding to famine in 1984. Since then, Islamic Relief USA has worked to provide humanitarian aid in the region as permitted by U.S. law. Recent aid has included emergency response to flood survivors, as well as food aid.
Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Sudan fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Sudanese refugees in other countries.