A Growing Humanitarian Crisis

The ongoing violence has the potential to plunge millions more people into hunger.

A record number of people are facing hunger in Sudan because of violence, high food prices and climate shocks.
 Now, the current conflict threatens to push millions more people into hunger. 


People face severe hunger


Children and women are severely malnourished

3.7 M

People are internally displaced

Badria Hussan Umar fled conflict and has spent most of her life in a camp for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Sudan. Her family receives WFP assistance.
Photo: WFP/Niema Abdelmageed/2022

Increasing violence & hunger

Since South Sudan’s independence in 2011, Sudan has been unable to fully recover from losing substantial oil output and fiscal revenue. Over the last decade, persistent inflation combined with conflict have hurt Sudanese families’ purchasing power and access to food.

Today, the humanitarian situation in Sudan is quickly deteriorating. After a brief pause in operations, WFP has restarted lifesaving operations in Sudan.

WFP’s Work in Sudan

WFP has been present in Sudan since 1963. We supported 9.2 million people in 2022.
This year, we plan to reach over 7 million people. In the coming weeks, we plan to assist 384,000 pre-existing refugees, newly displaced and host communities affected by the violent conflict.

Food Assistance

We provide food assistance to refugees, internally displaced people and other communities suffering from hunger.

Photo: WFP/Leni Kinzli

We prevent and treat malnutrition for children under the age of 5 and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Photo: WFP/Arete/Joost Bastmeijer
Small-Scale Farming

With tools and agricultural training, we help small-scale farmers to cut their post-harvest losses.

Photo: WFP/Abdulaziz Abdulmomin
Photo: WFP/Leni Kinzli

Help Save lives today

By giving to the U.N. World Food Programme, you help us deliver lifesaving food to vulnerable people in Sudan and other countries affected by conflict.