Sudan - Emergency Assistance to White Nile State

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Sep 2018
Signature Date 12 Feb 2019
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 715,317.82
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Emergency Assistance to White Nile State. It’s designed because the current emergency situation in refugee camps in White Nile State is beyond the capacity of the Government of Sudan (GoS) and its agencies without significant support from the international community. The 2017 humanitarian planned budget for Sudan stands at USD 1.05 billion. By April 2018, only 20% of the total planned budget has been mobilized. Uncertainty remains high about the fate of the severely affected people, mainly women and children. Specifically, the Bank’s intervention will entail providing the refugees with a normal life and reinstating their kids in the school system with full meals while at the same time improving their health status through the provision of health services. The African Development Bank emergency and humanitarian assistance will complement work currently being done by the Government and other donors. The project components are: (i) construction of 4 schools to avoid overcrowding in classrooms, rehabilitate 4 health centers, and construct 4 new water points); (ii) rehabilitation of existing and affected school classroom structures such as latrines, electrical cabling, and water pumps; and (iii) provision of furniture, refurbishment of equipment, reconditioning, and replacement of academic materials.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the proposed emergency humanitarian assistance is to meet the urgent and immediate needs of the South Sudanese Refugee children, women and vulnerable groups and to provide them with essential services in White Nile State.


The main beneficiaries of the intervention are about 400,000 refugees from South Sudan into the While Nile State of Sudan following a renewal of armed conflict in 2017. Most of these refugees are women and children.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Ministry of Security &Social Dev. (MSSD)


IATI identifier 46002-P-SD-I00-001
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name ELTAHIR Yousif Mohamed Ahmed Bashir

Geographic Location

Country Sudan
Coordinates Location Name
13.5 32.4 White Nile