We work in Sudan to help prevent conflict and underdevelopment.

Sudan has only had 11 years of total peace since independence in 1956. Sudan had been in a civil war between government and rebels from the marginalized south since 1983. In 2005, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed by representatives of the Khartoum government and Southern Sudanese rebels groups. In July 2011, following a referendum, South Sudan seceded and became the world’s newest nation.

At present, approximately half of the region’s population relies on food aid. Access remains a major constraint for the delivery and monitoring of humanitarian and development activities in the conflict areas of Sudan.

DFID Sudan’s focus is on addressing the cycle of conflict and underdevelopment, through strategic development and humanitarian interventions. Support is delivered through DFID bilateral funding and the Africa Conflict Prevention Pool (ACPP), a joint initiative involving the FCO and MoD. DFID works closely with colleagues in the Embassy to develop clearly aligned analysis, policy and strategies and coordinates with the Whitehall based DFID/FCO Sudan Unit.

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Sudan, see the DFID Sudan operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

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DFID Sudan

British Embassy,
off Sharia al-Baladiya
P.O. Box 801


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