Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide, would reduce in more than two thirds the number of children currently not learning because of school closures.
Facing a national outbreak, the Government, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society have mobilized, purchasing and distributing health and hygiene supplies, sharing information with community members, and protecting at-risk groups are just some of the ways UNDP and other organizations are assisting.
The Japanese Government today announced an additional US$2.4 million of funding for UNDP’s on-going work supporting Sudan’s most vulnerable and at-risk communities.
Wheat supply is critical in Sudan. Trialing canal-fed farms in new locations, we’ve created 1,400 jobs & 4.9 million loaves.
The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and years to come.
COVID-19 is forcing new ways of working. UNDP has ensured Sudan’s key government offices can function remotely.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the declaration of a State of Health Emergency in Sudan, UNDP Sudan (alongside other UN agencies including WHO) has taken rapid action to protect those we serve, our communities and our staff.

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30%

Women in parliament

36.1%

Poverty rate

2,415.0

GDP per capita - in current prices (USD) 2016

0.502

Human Dev. Index (UNDP, 2017)

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