South Sudan_Alekiir-and-family-at-UNHCR-Transit-Centre-in-Renk after crossing the border at Joda Border Point into South Sudan
© UNHCR/Charlotte Hallqvist

Sudan Emergency

People fleeing armed clashes in Sudan urgently need shelter, food and medicine. Donate now to send life-saving aid to families forced to flee their homes.

“I spent the night in fear, unable to go out of my house as people were being killed everywhere. The next day, I woke up terrified to a phone call from my husband's friends telling me that my husband had been shot and was dead."

Arafa, refugee from Sudan

Intense fighting broke out in Sudan in mid-April. Thousands have been killed and many more injured. 

Over eight million people have been displaced by the conflict. This includes six million people inside Sudan, and over 1 million who have fled into neighbouring countries such as Egypt and South Sudan. Communities are suffering from malnutrition, battling diseases such as measles and losing their homes due to heavy rains and floods. With healthcare facilities under attack and medical supplies running out, lives are at risk.

UNHCR teams are meeting refugees at border crossings and providing survival essentials such as sleeping mats, hygiene kits and cooking utensils. Mobile health clinics are providing medical kits, vaccinations and malnutrition screening wherever possible, but much more support is needed to meet the rising need.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said: “We can prevent more deaths, but need money for the response, access to those in need, and above all, an end to the fighting.”

Your donation can provide safe shelter, medicine and cash assistance for families in need. With your support, UNHCR can also protect the most vulnerable — including women and children — from deadly diseases. Please donate now to provide life-saving aid.  

Please donate now and help families forced to flee their homes. 

"When a member of our community was killed, we decided to leave town. We arrived in Chad a fortnight ago...I'm relieved now, but I still think about what happened."

Ashta, 32, fled Sudan with her husband and six children.

Ashta, 32, fled Tindelti, in the Darfur region of Sudan with her husband and six children
© UNHCR/Colin Delfosse
Essential Items

Your gift can provide essential items like mattresses, solar lamps, blankets and kitchenware.


Your gift can provide temporary shelter for refugees. 


Your gift can help displaced people access psychosocial support.

Our fundraising impact

The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.

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