Philanthropy's Response to the 2023 Sudan Conflict

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response


On April 15, conflict broke out in Sudan initiated by two opposing military factions. While the majority of fighting remains in the country's capital, Khartoum, and attempts at peace talks are underway, the conflict has already resulted in the deaths of more than 500 civilians, upwards of 5,000 injured, and 100,000 and growing displaced people. Sudan was already facing difficult conditions, with one-third of its citizens relying on humanitarian assistance. Now, hospitals and infrastructure are collapsing, and the UN is warning of a potential massive refugee crisis.


Sudan has approximately 6 million people displaced since the mid-April conflict. This is the highest number of internally displaced people in the world and the largest child displacement crisis globally, affecting more than 3 million children. Between severe shortfalls of aid funding and food and water shortages, displaced families are in a dire situation. Attacks on humanitarian personnel and assets have made the delivery of essentials to displaced families in some places nearly impossible, further complicating the relief effort. 


Response Funds

Additional response funds may be found at the Center for International Disaster Information.

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The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is the Council's recommended partner for those needing support in mobilizing a philanthropic response to disasters. 

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