Consolidated Appeal Sudan
(Last Updated: 10th October 2023)
Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah 2023 (Source Flickr)
Sudan has been in the grips of violent civil conflict between armed forces and paramilitaries for almost six months, and the United Nations has voiced increased concern at the escalating humanitarian situation. In that time there have been reports of conflict-related sexual violence, indiscriminate attacks against civilians, forced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, arms trafficking and more.
At least 9,000 people have been killed since the start of the conflict and over 12,000 injured, with the actual numbers likely to be much higher.
An estimated 5.5 million people have been displaced, and the UN has estimated that at least 25 million people will be in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.
At the same time, communities in Sudan are battling malnutrition and diseases due to heavy floods and rains. With the country’s health system on the brink of collapse and funding in a significant shortfall, lives are at stake.
The aid sector is working to offer assistance and protection to affected people and communities and continues to call on all parties to find a peaceful resolution, to uphold international law and protect civilians, including health and humanitarian aid workers.
“The humanitarian situation in Sudan is dire, and agencies are struggling to meet growing humanitarian needs as the conflict shows no sign of slowing down. Urgent funding is needed to meet the most basic of needs.”said ACFID’s CEO Marc Purcell
We will update this site once as we receive information from organisations responding on the ground.
Please find out more about the valuable efforts of our members and how you can contribute to their responses below.
We will continue to update this page with additional members appeals as they are launched.
You can be assured that your support to any member listed below will meet identified needs on the ground. The standards by which ACFID members make appeals for donations are set by ACFID’s Code of Conduct. This includes a responsibility to provide clear information to their donors on the emergency and the work they are doing with affected communities.
All ACFID member appeals below have been checked and meet Code of Conduct requirements.
Australians understand the impacts of natural disaster and are incredibly compassionate and generous. Unfortunately, if we are not smart in how we do that, we can actually cause more problems for the people of Sudan.
Unrequested goods such as food, clothing and medicines sent to countries experiencing crises consistently end up in landfill. Unrequested goods block valuable space at ports and airports and can prevent vital aid getting through. Cash is fast, flexible, and is used to meet the immediate and changing needs of those affected.
With cash donations goods can be sourced and purchased locally. This supports local businesses, keeps people in jobs, and stimulates the local economy.
If you want your donation to have a long-lasting impact, consider donating cash. Find out more about how to donate responsibly at: donateresponsibly.org.
ACFID members responding
Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia
In Cairo, the influx of Sudanese refugees is overwhelming. ARDFA is working through it’s partner Refuge Egypt to care for vulnerable and displaced Sudanese refugees. This includes both care for new arrivals, who need food and medical care, as well as more long-term support through education and case-management.
Australian Lutheran World Service
ALWS is currently responding to the Sudan crisis through its partner Lutheran World Service (LWF) in countries in the region including Ethiopia and South Sudan. LWF is providing essential household supplies, shelter, food assistance, water, sanitation, and hygiene services and psychosocial support to refugees.
Australia for UNHCR
Conflict in Sudan has displaced millions inside the country and across borders. Communities are not only facing violence, but also suffering from malnutrition and other health threats such as measles. With healthcare facilities under attack and medical supplies running out, lives are at risk.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is meeting refugees at border crossings and providing emergency supplies such as sleeping mats and soap. Mobile health clinics are providing medical kits, vaccinations and malnutrition screening wherever possible, but more support is needed urgently.
Donate now to provide shelter, medicine and cash assistance to families seeking safety.
Caritas Australia is supporting its partners in Sudan and surrounding countries to respond to the escalating humanitarian need, providing access to clean drinking water. support for sanitation and hygiene, shelter for internally displaced people and refugees and cash-based interventions to ensure families can buy food.
Global Mission Partners
On 15 April 2023 violence broke out in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), causing over 3.3 million people to flee their homes.
Since then, over 240,000 people have fled across the border to South Sudan, many are women and children, adding to the 2 million already internally displaced people.
Our partners, Christian Mercy International (CMI) and LAID Foundation of South Sudan (LAFOSS), are assisting these families with food, tarpaulins, mosquito nets and blankets.