Swiss Cooperation in Sudan

SDC-HA's Goal is providing protection to meet humanitarian and recovery needs of civilians affected by armed conflict in Sudan

A total of 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. These needs are driven by a series of inter-related trends, including conflict, insecurity, environmental conditions, weak social services and displacement. Some 2.6 million people are either refugees or internally displaced people. In 2013, 380,000 people were newly displaced in Darfur.

The overall challenge in Sudan remains to further improve the political environment in order to strengthen the human security situation.

The main humanitarian and development challenges in the border areas with South Sudan is the unresolved conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States causing massive displacement of civilians. Access restrictions for humanitarian actors to the affected population has been the main constraint in this crisis.


The main humanitarian challenges in Darfur are firstly related to the survival of about 3.5 million persons affected by conflict and nearly 2 million displaced and secondly to promote early recovery and recovery processes in a volatile and highly insecure context.

SDC-HA operates mainly with financial and technical contributions to partners, including secondments of experts.