United States Agency for International Development
June 19, 2023
Today, the United States announced nearly $172 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in Sudan and neighboring countries experiencing impacts of the humanitarian crisis during an international donors’ conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Since conflict erupted in Sudan more than two months ago, fighting has killed hundreds of people, injured thousands more, and displaced more than 1.4 million people within Sudan and nearly 500,000 to neighboring countries. The funding, through USAID and the U.S. Department of State, brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to support the Sudan response to more than $550 million to date in Fiscal Year 2023.
With this additional humanitarian assistance, the U.S. government’s humanitarian partners are scaling up life-saving assistance to address critical needs amid widespread shortages of essential items and limited access to basic services. This funding will help provide emergency food and nutrition assistance, essential health care, logistics support, safe water and sanitation, and protection services, including gender-based violence prevention and response, for the most vulnerable individuals in Sudan and surrounding countries.
USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team continues to lead the U.S. government’s emergency response for millions of people in Sudan in close coordination with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, which is focusing on needs in neighboring countries. The United States is working closely with a wide range of partners in the region to gather information regarding humanitarian needs, engage with key stakeholders in Sudan and across the region, and determine best ways to quickly and safely deliver humanitarian assistance to people in need where conditions allow. We remain committed to supporting the people of Sudan and countries hosting Sudanese refugees by ensuring they receive the help they need as quickly as possible.
To facilitate humanitarian operations, the United States calls on government entities in Sudan and neighboring countries to decrease administrative and bureaucratic barriers that limit relief organizations’ ability to respond to this crisis at scale.
The United States is the largest donor of humanitarian aid to the Sudan response efforts, and we remain committed to helping the people of Sudan during this challenging time. We welcome the contributions of other donors to date and encourage continued efforts to scale up assistance. To help reach affected communities with assistance effectively, cash is best to get people what they need. Visit www.CIDI.org to find reputable organizations to support.