Sudan Governance Infrastructure and Economic Recovery Sector Fact Sheet [EN/AR]

Originally published


10 years after the crisis began, over 1.4 million people in Darfur remain dependent on humanitarian assistance. An increased focus on early recovery and durable solutions activities will help people return to normality and address root cause of the crisis.


• Over 1.4 million people in Darfur remain internally displaced, and dependent on food distributions and other humanitarian assistance. Repair of basic infrastructure, restoration of livelihoods and improved local governance capacity will increase IDP self-reliance and build resilience of crisis-affected communities.

• A large number of IDPs in Darfur will remain in urban areas and will therefore require employment and income generating opportunities and sustainable provision of basic service in their current locations.

• Since early 2011, 160,000 IDPs and 43,000 refugees have returned to their area of origin in Darfur. Sustainability of their voluntary return depends on ensuring access to basic service and markets, sustainable livelihood opportunities and security in the areas of return.

• 49,000 out of 115,000 people displaced by conflict in Abyei have returned to their areas of origin, but many still lack access to basic services and livelihoods opportunities.