Sudan

Where to now? Agency expulsion in Sudan: Consequences and the next step

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Summary: This ALNAP-HPG paper focuses on the recent expulsion of NGOs from Sudan. It offers a snapshot of what expelled aid agencies were doing, where they were based and the type of assistance they were providing at the time of their departure. It looks at the challenges these agencies had to tackle, how their programmes evolved, the extent to which these agencies had developed contingency plans and remote working capacities and the challenges involved in scaling up operations to make up for the shortfall in services. The paper discusses the immediate implications and suggests ways forward for international NGOs, the UN system, and donors.