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Sudan Emergency

19 April 2023 Sudan Responding

Violence has engulfed Sudan, displacing millions and leaving cities, homes and lives in ruins.

Communities across Africa have been left devastated by heavy flooding. Our teams are on the ground providing critical support to individuals and families in need.

Donating to the Global Emergencies Fund enables Islamic Relief to respond quickly, even if there is little news coverage of the emergency.

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Sudan is in a state of national emergency following the ongoing devastation caused by flooding. To date, 99 people have been killed with 46 more injured. Over 100,000 homes have been damaged and overall, more than 500,000 people affected.

Heavy seasonal rains – mainly in neighbouring Ethiopia – have triggered the flooding, which has caused the River Nile to rise to its highest level in 100 years. The states of Khartoum, Blue Nile, River Nile, Gezira, West Kordofan and South Darfur are amongst the worst hit.

A lady looking frail.

The situation in Sudan

Years of conflict and natural disasters have devastated communities in Sudan.


of the population do not have access to adequate sanitary facilities (UNICEF, 2017)

7 out of 100

children do not reach their 5th birthday (World Bank, 2016)


of young people cannot read or write (UNESCO, 2008)


of children do not attend primary school (UNICEF, 2017)

Islamic Relief in Sudan

Sudan is the first country that Islamic Relief worked in responding to the famine in 1984. Since then, Islamic Relief has expanded significantly to provide a range of nutritional, food, education, livelihood and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support across the country.

We’ve been responding to climate disasters such as droughts and floods by providing essential aid and have implemented a variety of health and WASH support to local and displaced populations. With the recent East Africa food crisis, we are continuing to provide emergency food, medical and shelter assistance as part of our East Africa emergency appeal.

We also offer educational and livelihood support by rebuilding and equipping schools and offering vocational training and essential equipment for farmers and livestock owners. Lastly, we continue to provide seasonal Qurbani and Ramadan food assistance.

Image: A lady receives a desperately-needed food parcel from Islamic Relief.

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