Sudan crisis

Millions of children are witnessing the horror of conflict

Armed conflict has created devastating consequences for the people of Sudan, who are now caught in-between gunfire and airstrikes.

We urgently need your support to assist children and families affected by the conflict in Sudan.

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Sudan Crisis

The crisis in Sudan

Since 15 April 2023, armed conflict between Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces has resulted in at least 600 deaths and over 5,000 injuries. The situation is devastating for the people of Sudan, who are now caught in-between gunfire and airstrikes.

Nearly 500,000 people have been forced out of their homes and communities due to this conflict, leaving everything they own behind. At the borders of Egypt, many families have been separated in the chaos, with mothers leaving their teenage boys in the direst circumstances because of visa requirements.

Those who remain in the danger zone that is Sudan, and the once-thriving metropolis of Khartoum, are now struggling to gain access to basic necessities like food, water, and medical supplies. The damage to infrastructure, such as hospitals, police and emergency services, water and electricity stations, and prisons, has only made matters worse.

Protecting children is our priority

We at Plan International are concerned that the high cost will increase the risks of exploitation and abuse of children, girls, and women.

Millions of children are witnessing the horror of this conflict. The escalated violence will take a heavy toll on the mental health of children, young people and their caregivers. Women and girls caught in the conflict urgently need your support. Can you help?

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How we’re responding

More than 100,000 Sudanese have crossed the border into Egypt, seeking safety. Plan International Egypt is working closely with the Egyptian Red Crescent to give life-saving aid to as many people as possible,  providing them with basic needs as well as connecting them with their families.

The next few weeks will be challenging for families whose lives have been turned over by this horrific conflict. Plan International is ready to respond to communities to offer counselling support, safe spaces for children, and referrals to trauma centres for families in need. But we need your support.

Your donation will go towards providing:

  • life-saving food and water
  • emergency cash transfers for medicine
  • menstrual health management kits
  • hygiene
  • shelter
  • child protection services
  • and prepaid sim cards to support families crossing the border to reconnect with their family members.
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Sara Sinada, Program Manager, Plan International Australia
  • As a humanitarian and a human being, it would be an understatement to say that I am deeply saddened by the situation in Sudan.

    The devastating conflict taking place at the moment has had catastrophic humanitarian impacts and infrastructure damage of epic proportions no less than the recent conflict in Ukraine. It has also touched me and my family at a very personal level. It’s truly surreal, one day you’re a humanitarian worker, the next day your direct family members are IDPs (internally displaced persons) and refugees seeking safety.

    As someone who cares about supporting people especially children in crisis, I am reaching out to ask for your solidarity and support.

Help families fleeing violence in Sudan