Life-saving assistance for children, especially girls

We desperately need more funding to reach even more children and their families. Our response is currently hugely underfunded, with an additional $18.1 million required.

With your donation we can help protect children from becoming casualties and reach them with essentials like food, water, emergency items and medical treatment.

We are scaling up our humanitarian operations both in Sudan and in neighbouring countries, including Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia.

We are working to deliver life-saving assistance to children, especially girls, whose lives have been devastated by the Sudan crisis.

“I have lost two children and my brother, and I still don’t know where members of my extended family are. I’m scared of losing my other children as the fighting continues.
“We hope the two parties start a conversation to help us to end this conflict. The Sudanese people have suffered and lost a lot during this conflict.”

Safaa, 24, Khartoum
20-year-old Shadia from Sudan.

We must protect young lives

More than 5.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes in Sudan since the onset of the conflict, with 4.1 million displaced internally.

On average more than 700 children are newly displaced every hour.

We are deeply concerned about reports of the increase in the number of children killed since the crisis began, at least 498 children have died from hunger and more than 9.4 million children lack access to safe drinking water.

“With over 5 million people having fled their homes, in response to the upturn in violence of the past 6 months, both within Sudan and across its borders, humanitarian needs are almost overwhelming. To prevent the effects of this crisis further spreading across the region, urgent additional action is required. To deliver that urgent action, additional funding is required for the whole response, as currently only 32% of the UN appeal has been met.

Plan International is one of a number of agencies with sufficient capabilities to respond both in Sudan and regionally. In doing so is meeting the very basic needs of many of the displaced, especially the particular needs of girls and women.”

Peter Sweetnam, Country Director, Sudan

Calls to respect humanitarian law

Plan International supports calls for an immediate and permanent cessation of hostilities in Sudan, urging all parties in the crisis to respect International Humanitarian Law, including the protection of civilians and the safety of humanitarian aid workers.

The protection and safety of children on the move must be a top priority.

Nutrition programming in Sudan.

To support the most vulnerable children affected by this emergency and to respond to the specific needs of girls and young women, find your donation office