Sudan: Help for displaced people 2016
People displaced in Sudan
Displaced people in Sudan
Sudan: Help for displaced people

March 2016

People Helped: 


Humanitarian Needs: 

Beginning in mid-January 2016, military operations in North Darfur forced large numbers of people to flee their homes and seek refuge. Initial assessments identified 21,690 internally displaced people (IDPs) in the village of Sortony alone. Affected people were living in an open area, in poor shelters held together with old clothes and tree branches.

There were no potential water sources at Sortony, with the closest source 6‐8 kilometres away. Lack of sanitation facilities, water and soap led to a deterioration of hygiene and sanitation practices and conditions. The most urgent needs included access to clean water, latrines and hygiene kits.

map of Sudan in Africa


Humanitarian Response: 

Oxfam Canada undertook to improve water, sanitation and hygiene access for internally displaced people. They trucked water into the community, rehabilitated damaged hand pumps and drilled new ones, built 200 temporary latrines, distributed hygiene kits to 1,000 households and created awareness for proper hygiene practices.


Assistance for smaller-scale disasters is funded by Global Affairs Canada, the member agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition, and the Humanitarian Coalition through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund.