December 14, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The humanitarian community in Sudan has launched the 2023 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) to reach out to the most immediate and critical needs of over 10 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 seek humanitarian assistance.
According to UN figures, the number of people who would need humanitarian assistance in 2023 is the highest in a decade.
These needs are driven by conflict, increasing protection of civilians risks, 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,” Khardiata Lo Ndiaye said.
The UN official urged global donors to provide early and expedient funding for the HRP 2023 to allow it to sustain humanitarian operations and provide timely responses to various crises in Sudan.
In 2022, humanitarian organizations reached 9.1 million of the most vulnerable people across Sudan with some form of humanitarian assistance.