Press Release

Statement by the Huamanitarian Coordinator in Sudan on the launch of the 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan

14 December 2022

In 2023, a total of 15.8 million people are estimated to need humanitarian assistance

Khartoum - The humanitarian community in Sudan launches the 2023 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) to address the most immediate and critical needs of 12.5 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan seeking generous contributions from donors at US$1.7 billion.


“The 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan we launched today is the result of months-long consultations and efforts to find the best possible way to meet the food, water and sanitation, health, protection, education and other needs of the 12.5 million most vulnerable people in Sudan,” the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Mrs. Khardiata Lo Ndiaye said.


In 2023, a total of 15.8 million people – almost one third of the country’s population – are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2023 is the highest in a decade.


These needs are driven by conflict, increasing protection of civilians risks, the economic deterioration, natural hazards and persistent disease outbreaks.


In addition, there have been unprecedented spikes in acute food insecurity due to dry spells and erratic rains, and high inflation for food and other commodities.


“I would like to thank all our government counterparts, donors and partners for their continued support and engagement with humanitarian action in Sudan. I would like to urge our generous donors to provide early and expedient funding for the HRP 2023 to allow us to sustain humanitarian operations and provide timely response to various crises,” the Humanitarian Coordinator said.


In 2022, humanitarian organizations reached 9.1 million of the most vulnerable people across Sudan with some form of humanitarian assistance.


For further information, please contact:

OCHA Sudan

Sofie Karlsson, Head of Communications: +249 912 174456 | WhatsApp: +249 912 174456 |


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