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29 Oct 2018 description

One of the beneficiaries was 70-year old Mohammed Adam, for whom it took one hour and thirty minutes by donkey to arrive at the distribution centre. Despite his frail look, Mohammed managed to make the trip alone.

27 Aug 2018 description

"Losing everything also gave me a new perspective on what's important in life. It got me thinking more about family, less about material things"

"I used to be a daily worker. I would do everything from selling vegetables in the local market to building huts. My arms and legs were very strong and under the blazing sun, I could work long hours. The harder I worked, the more money I would bring home to my family. All this changed in just one day.''

25 Jul 2018 description

Sudan: Providing relief to people affected by conflict

The ICRC and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) continued to provide relief to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence in 2017.

24 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum (ICRC) – 18,000 families in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur, 14,000 in Rokero and 4,000 in Golo, are receiving seeds and food assistance from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Its main partner in the country, the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), joined the ICRC in the assessment and registration of beneficiaries and in the distribution of the seeds.

15 Mar 2018 description

''Somebody hold my hand,'' shouted Abdullah, a 23-year internally displaced person (IDP), as he aimlessly roamed through his village in South Kordofan amidst the sound of gunshots and the smell of smoke pleading for somebody to help him flee to safety.

06 Mar 2018 description

"Just the jerry can would have been enough,'' said Rasheeda Ahmed, 56, as she burst into tears while watching Red Cross and Red Crescent distribute essential household items at the foot of the Jebel Marra mountain in Central Darfur.

Hundreds of women who had recently returned to their villages sat on rocks at the bottom of the mountain as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) made hundreds of piles of essential household items to be distributed to returnees and internally displaced families.

07 Feb 2018 description

Five years ago, fighting on the border of Sudan and South Sudan split a community in two. Hundreds of families were separated when they fled the violence and lost contact with each other completely. Following word of mouth, the ICRC managed to reconnect them—and with one phone call, managed to share news with 2,500 people about their loved ones.

11 Jan 2018 description

Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will increase its field assistance activities in Sudan's Darfur region in 2018, returning to an area where years of conflict have adversely affected the health and welfare of residents.

The ICRC will also for the first time carry out new assistance activities in South Kordofan. Recent visits to South Kordofan and Central Darfur by the ICRC found people in need of food, safe drinking water and access to health care.

31 May 2017 description

Khartoum (ICRC) – On 11 May, the Ministry of Interior and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed a memorandum of understanding to support the Ministry in training police forces in international humanitarian law and international human rights law. The ICRC will work with the police in updating its training curriculum, and will carry out training of trainers' modules.

04 Apr 2017 description

Khartoum (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has provided humanitarian assistance to 253 detainees released by the government of Sudan on 9 March. The majority of them are part of Darfuri armed opposition groups.

The ICRC provided the 253 with kits containing essential items. It also granted 242 of the released men a travel allowance to cover the transportation costs to their home towns, making their reunification with their families possible.

06 Mar 2017 description

Khartoum/ Kampala/ Juba (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release and repatriation of 125 people detained by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). The ICRC transported the released persons from two locations in South Sudan to Entebbe in Uganda and onward to Sudan, where they were handed over to government officials in Khartoum. The operation followed a request by the authorities in Kampala, Khartoum and Juba, and the SPLM-N, with agreement by all those involved.

01 Feb 2017 description


  • In the Lac region, vulnerable IDPs and residents hosting them increase their food production with ICRC-supplied seed and tools – and food rations to get them through the lean season – or the vaccination and deworming of their livestock.

  • IDPs, refugees and returnees separated from their families owing to armed conflict or other situations of violence reconnect with their relatives through the Movement’s family-links services.

06 Sep 2016 description
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This report draws on some recent operational experiences of the ICRC to describe the theory and practice of the ICRC’s approach to humanitarian assistance in protracted conflict. The ICRC spends about two thirds of its budget on protracted conflicts. The average length of time the ICRC has been present in the countries hosting its ten largest operations is more than 36 years. Protracted conflicts are a major source of human suffering and a cause of protracted displacement, migration and development reversals.

11 Aug 2016 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has extended its support of physical rehabilitation centres in Sudan to a seventh facility, in El Obaid in North Kordofan State.

The ICRC offered additional support to the Sudanese National Authority of Prosthetics and Orthotics (NAPO) to set up the new centre. The ICRC has been supporting NAPO for more than 25 years.

26 Jun 2016 description

Khartoum (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has postponed an operation scheduled for 23 and 24 June, to transfer detainees held by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, to the Sudanese authorities in Khartoum.

After months of negotiations and preparations, all parties involved asked the ICRC to conduct this operation, allowing it to use its planes. Unfortunately, the final authorization to take off on the said dates was not granted, and the operation has been postponed to a later date.

05 Apr 2016 description

Imagine a humanitarian convoy made up of hundreds of tonnes of rice travelling from one country to another- 2500 miles apart-for the benefit of people in need. That was the case recently when the ICRC New Delhi purchased 450 tonnes of rice from Burdwan in West Bengal, India, on behalf of ICRC headquarters, for distribution to beneficiaries across different Syrian cities where people are facing extremely difficult conditions because of the on-going armed conflict.

10 Mar 2016 description

In 2015, the ICRC continued to help hundreds of thousands of people in need of food, medical, and economic aid in Sudan.

We provided aid in the form of seeds and equipment, access to safe drinking water, medical treatment and supplies, and structural renovations. We also provided thousands of essential household items and emergency aid while working tirelessly to reconnect families separated during conflict.

Highlights of our work in Sudan in 2015

258,400 people benefited from seeds and tools distribution

11 Feb 2016 description

There was a problem with the brakes. It was 5 a.m. and I wanted to stop for morning prayers but my colleague wanted to continue. Ten minutes later, fate intervened. Road traffic victim Al Taher Al Jak (38) tells his story.

As I was driving down the dangerous mountain pass of Al-Akaba, I could see the flashing headlights of a fast-moving bus speeding towards me.

I swerved off the road and crashed into a gigantic rock and a parked car, and was flung to the ground with my right leg extended outward. The back tire of the bus ran over it.

23 Oct 2015 description

When fighting broke out in her village in Blue Nile State, Sudan, Leila was on foot to her grandmother's house. Much to the dismay of her family, she didn't come home, so her father eventually turned to the ICRC for help.

The day had started like any other June morning. The family was having tea together and for five-year-old Leila* this meant either biscuits or fresh bread with her tea. This morning it was biscuits.

17 Sep 2015 description

Khartoum (ICRC) - Dominik Stillhart, the director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), today concluded a visit to Sudan where he discussed the scope of the ICRC's humanitarian work with government representatives and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society.