Local organizations mobilize to help people across Sudan

Inception meeting to establish the WASH complaints mechanism. Zalingie. Credit: HOPE Sudan
Inception meeting to establish the WASH complaints mechanism. Zalingie. Credit: HOPE Sudan

Sudan |2023| CBPF

Sudan, Central Darfur, and White Nile state. In conflict and disaster, it is often local organizations who quickly and effectively respond to the needs of their community.  Sudan Humanitarian Fund partner HOPE Sudan is one of many such Sudanese organizations.

Since fighting began in April, about 5.25  million people have been newly displaced inside and outside Sudan. They face hunger, a lack of basic supplies, and severe protection risks. Across the country, 24.7 million people need humanitarian assistance.

Central Darfur is hosting about 265,000 displaced people, despite fierce clashes there between Sudan’s warring parties. People who fled conflict elsewhere are living with relatives or within host communities, and basic services – including water and sanitation – are severely stretched. 

In Bindisi and Zalingie, HOPE has been working to improve water and sanitation services so that everyone can access safe water. To identify and respond to problems, they established a complaints mechanisms for the community to use. An important outcome of this has been the protection sessions they have conducted, to raise awareness of risks related to gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse.

White Nile State is also hosting thousands of people who have fled fighting in Khartoum.

Alongside their work in WASH and protection, HOPE Sudan is providing about 1,000 families there with cash-based transfers. With support from the Sudan Humanitarian Fund, people receive cash assistance to help them buy what they need, including food, basic household supplies, or critical medicines.

Original stories from Hope Sudan (cash transfers) and (WASH)

For more information: visit the Sudan Humanitarian Fund; and find realtime contribution and allocation data on the POOLED FUNDS DATA HUB.