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The Department for International Development (DFID) closed on 2 September 2020 and merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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Sudan is affected by conflict and at the centre of an unstable region. A deterioration in the political and economic situation in Sudan would have a significant impact throughout the Horn of Africa and the north of Africa, with direct consequences for UK national interests. Over a third of the population (14.6m people) are living below the global poverty line and many do not have access to basic services such as a water supply. Over 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Communities are highly vulnerable to the effects of conflict and climate shocks, lacking the means to cope with events such as a bad harvest. The population is increasingly young, and will double every 27 years at the current rate. The Sudanese economy is not generating sufficient jobs to enable young people to find a productive livelihood. There is a risk that this will encourage migration as young people seek a better life outside Sudan; and contribute to radicalisation as young people seek an outlet for their frustration. Sudan is ranked sixth in the world on the Global Slavery Index, with an estimated 454,700 people living in modern slavery.

To find out how the UK will respond to the opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for Sudan.

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DFID Sudan

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


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