Food and health crisis in Sudan

Note: The following appeal is now closed.  You can support our ongoing work by donating to the Canadian Red Cross


The recent violence in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan has left almost 75,000  people displaced according to assessments by the Sudanese Red Crescent. In addition to the continued unstable security situation, humanitarian needs are increasing, particularly where people are located in areas with limited hygiene facilities, medical services and poor access to safe drinking water and food.

Six hundred Red Crescent volunteers have been working around the clock to provide first aid, psychosocial support, and distribute food and emergency shelter items to the thousands affected.  The Canadian Red Cross is monitoring the situation closely and is on stand-by to assist if requested.  To date, the Canadian Red Cross has made a $100,000 contribution in support of the IFRC appeal.  Funds will support the Sudanese Red Crescent, one of the few humanitarian agencies able to operate in these areas, in continued relief operations.

Canadians wishing to help support relief efforts underway are encouraged to contribute by

  • Donating online
  • Calling 1-800-418-1111

By contacting their local Red Cross office. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked "Crisis in Sudan" and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 400 Cooper Street, Suite 8000, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2H8.