• 19.3M People in Need
  • 19.3M People Targeted
  • 1.9M People Reached
  • $581.2M Funding Requested (USD)
  • $16.2M Funding Received (USD)
  • $565.0M Unmet funds (USD)

Response Plans: HRP.

Figures updated for: January to March 2024.

Food Security is Deteriorating in Sudan

USD $581.2 million are urgently needed to accelerate humanitarian assistance and prevent further deterioration of alarming food insecurity

The most recent IPC analysis found 17.7 million people were facing acute hunger during the harvest season (October 2023 to February 2024), typically the most food secure time of the year. As the lean season appraches in May, the number of people who are acutely food insecure is expected to rise, due to ongoing conflict and growing intercommunal violence, macroeconomic crisis, soaring prices of food, fuel and essential goods, and below average agricultural production. Conflict, insecurity and climate shocks have hampered agricultural production in the 2023/24 harvesting season: hunger is looming ahead of 2024 lean season. Urgent action must be taken to prevent populations facing IPC4 emergency conditions from falling into catastrophic levels of hunger

Sudan has recorded the highest number of food insecure people during the harvest season since the beginning of the IPC analysis

A Protracted Crisis Further Compounded by Latest Surge in Conflict and Violence Impacting Food Production, Access, Prices…

  • Escalating insecurity and violence since the eruption of the conflict in mid-April 2023.
  • Massive displacement. Exclusively post April 2023, 6.5 million IDPs and 1.9 million that have fled to neighboring countries according to IOM.
  • High inflation, estimated to have reached 300% by the end of 2023.
  • Depreciation of local currency.
  • Soaring food prices with key food item price 110% higher than before the conflict.
  • Rocketing production costs, including fuel, seeds, fertilizer, and agricultural machinery.
  • National cereal production in the 2023/24 agricultural season reduced by 46 percent below the output obtained in the previous year and about 40 percent below of the previous 5 yrs. average [FAO, CFSAM March 2023].
  • Climate shocks, localized droughts and floods.
  • Pest infestation and
Food Security Partners are Nonetheless Actively Providing Assistance #nomatterwhat

The provision of assistance has been challenging given the access constraint and level of insecurity for the humanitarian staff and limited resources amid the high level of needs, at a most critical time. Nonetheless, food rations were not always complete, and millions were not assisted in hard-to-reach areas.

• People reached: 2.4 million.
• Food assistance provided to 1.4 million.
• Livelihood assistance provided to 1 million (94,325HHs , 471,625 people were provided with emergency certified seeds to produce their own food).
55% of the population (2.9 million) remained without assistance.

• People reached: 0.9 million.
• Food assistance provided to 0.2 million.
• Livelihood assistance provided to 0.7 million (130,603HHs, 643,015 people were provided with emergency certified seeds to produce their own food).
67% of the population (1.8 million) remained without

The Food Security and Livelihood Cluster is Urgently Recommending
  • To increase life-saving food assistance to populations facing crisis and emergency food insecurity levels, including residents, newly displaced and protracted IDPs and refugees.
  • To enhance timely life-saving and life-sustaining agriculture and livelihoods support to most vulnerable farmers, agro-pastoralists, pastoralists, and fisherfolks.
  • To ensure adequate mobilization of funds: USD$581.2 million are required to assist 11.4 million people in 2024.
  • To negotiate, facilitate and create humanitarian access to populations in hard-to-reach areas.
  • To strengthen sectoral and inter-sectoral coordination.
  • To advocate for cessation of hostilities since the devastating consequence of ongoing conflict is the core driving factor of critical levels of food insecurity and livelihood impoverishment.