Sudan has a long-standing tradition of hosting refugees. The crisis in Sudan has gradually evolved into a complex humanitarian situation characterised by localized armed clashes, intercommunal violence, displacement, max influx of refugees: Humanitarian partners estimate that about 14.3 million people – 30 per cent of the population – will need humanitarian assistance in 2022. This is a 0.8-million-person increase compared to 2021.
Armed confrontations between federal and regional Ethiopian forces (Tigray region), started in November 2020 has led tens of thousands Ethiopian refugees to flee their home seek refuge in Sudan, through the states of Kassala, Gedaref, and Blue Nile. As of end of October 2021, about 58,000 refugees from Ethiopia sought shelter, protection, and assistance in Gedaref and Kassala States.
Sudan continues to experience climatic shocks and hazards. In 2021, floods have so far affected 12 out of 18 states across the country, 55,700 people, destructed and damaged around 12,000 houses and an unconfirmed number of public infrastructures and farmland. The socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability disrupted livelihoods of vulnerable households and aggravated food insecurity, malnutrition and protection risks.
ACT Alliance in joint collaboration with Caritas Internationalis, with respectively the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and CAFOD acting as lead agencies, will be responding to support the Ethiopian Refugees and host communities in East Sudan, aiming to reach a total of reaching 16,500 individuals (49% female and 51 male) with a total budget of € 1,086765, targeting WASH, Energy and Environment sectors and Protection/ GBV support services.