Discover our 2021 Annual Report
Our impact in Sudan

Discover our 2021 Annual Report

In 2021, Sudan continued to face major shocks including COVID-19, floods, poor macroeconomic conditions, and inter-communal conflicts that further worsened the country's humanitarian situation. 

To respond to the increasing humanitarian needs, World Vision stepped up its efforts to reach more vulnerable people.

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Nearly 8 million children in Sudan will require urgent humanitarian assistance in 2022

Nearly 8 million children in Sudan will require urgent humanitarian assistance in 2022

Approximately 14.4 million people across Sudan –a third of the population, or one in every three people– will need humanitarian assistance in 2022. This is an increase of nearly a million people when compared to 2021, humanitarian partners estimate.

Children, account for 55 per cent (7.8 million) of the humanitarian needs caseload- according to the 2022 Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO).

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Implement and enforce laws and policies to ensure protection for all children in Sudan
Joint NGO Press Release

Implement and enforce laws and policies to ensure protection for all children in Sudan

Thirty years after the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), Sudan stands at a critical juncture in realising and actualising children’s rights. On this year's Day of the African Child, child rights and child-focused agencies Save the Children International, Plan International, World Vision International and UNICEF call for the implementation and enforcement of laws and policies to ensure protection for all children in Sudan.

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engaging Faith Leaders to prevent and address harmful practices against children

Engaging faith leaders to prevent and address harmful practices against children

World Vision is mobilising the support of faith leaders of both Muslim and Christian faiths to advocate for change, as part of its approach to promote a protective environment for children. We are equipping faith leaders with communication skills, particularly on approaching sensitive topics that are often considered taboo or of which people are shy to speak (including female genital mutilation - FGM, early marriage, domestic abuse and menstrual health).

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World Vision Sudan Strategy (FY21 - FY25)

World Vision launches new five-year strategy, targeting 2.1 million children in Sudan

The strategy prioritises food security and livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and health and nutrition programmes as the means to directly impact children and their communities. It also prioritises child protection throughout its implementation.

Click here to read our press release from the strategy launch. For a breakdown of the strategy, click below.

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Sustaining COVID-19 behaviour change messages and bridging the gap between knowledge and practice

The biggest concern with COVID-19

World Vision is actively represented in two of Sudan's eight COVID-19 response pillars outlined in the country's preparedness and response plan, which are namely Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).

Martin Mutisya, our WASH Programme Manager based in the capital Khartoum, has been participating in response activities since mid-March. On our latest blog, he shares reflections from the ground, noting that the biggest challenge is not so much a lack of knowledge, but changing attitudes and behaviours.


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As a child-focused organisation, our goal is to see children reach their full potential. We don’t just want children to survive, we want them to thrive! We began working in Sudan in 1983, our programmes were initially operational until 1988. In June 2004, we resumed operations, in response to the Darfur Crisis.

Today, our teams of dedicated development and humanitarian professionals work tirelessly to contribute to the improved well-being of boys and girls through multi-sectoral and community-based programmes across four states: South Darfur, Blue Nile, East Darfur and South Kordofan. Our headquarters are in Khartoum.

We remain committed to our vision of life in all its fullness for all children. By 2020, we hope to have positively affected 2.5 million boys and girls in Sudan.

40.8 million

Population, total


Capital City

41.3 billion

GDP (current US$)

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World Vision operations are funded by private donors, public institutions, government agencies and the United Nations. 

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