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FCDO ODA allocations for 2021/22 were announced on 21 April 2021. Changes to individual programmes are underway. The information on this website may not reflect the latest allocated budgets for this year. This information will be updated in due course.

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Sudan is a failing state. The country suffers from chronic underdevelopment following cycles of conflict over the last 5 decades. In 2013, the conflicts within Sudan’s borders intensified, and early 2014 has seen the worst humanitarian situation in Darfur since the star t of the conflict 10 years ago. At least 6.1 million people are judged to be in need of humanitarian assistance across the country. The recent crisis in South Sudan has also led to an influx of refugees in the southern border states of Sudan. The country is experiencing political stalemate, and the federal government undermines democratic and accountable governance and drives inequality, focusing its spending on Khartoum to the neglect of peripheral states. Sudan is off track on the majority of the MDGs.

Top priorities

  • providing protection and life-saving humanitarian support to people affected by conflict, while building the resilience of communities to cope with shocks
  • improving sustainable access to basic services such as water and sanitation for the most vulnerable
  • helping vulnerable people to cope with economic instability, such as price increases and cuts to government spending
  • investing in the private sector and civil society, to lay the foundations for a more democratic, peaceful and prosperous future

Further resources

FCDO Operational Plan for Sudan
Sudan page on GOV.UK website

Note: Many country summaries were written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and are being incrementally refreshed.

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People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

2015 - 2020, Source


People with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget More information about project status

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.



Help with Sector and Budget Figures
Please note that although budgets are generally split by year, some departments publish budgets that span multiple years. These are represented in the first year of their allocation. Cross-government allocations such as Prosperity Fund and Conflict, Stability and Security Fund are known to duplicate budgets published by other departments, as well as using multi-year budgets.
Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
British Council 1
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 7
World Food Programme (WFP) 2
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 3
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 3
International Committee of the Red Cross 2
Catholic Relief Services 2
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 2
British Red Cross 2
DanChurchAid 2
Danish Refugee Council 4
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 2

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