Nyauke, 18, sits with her mother and baby sister at a UNHCR transit centre near the South Sudanese border after fleeing violence in Bentiu, Sudan.
© UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

Sudan Emergency

Terrified people are fleeing armed clashes and ethnic violence in Sudan. Donate now to provide shelter, medicine and protection.

"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

Deadly conflict in Sudan has forced almost nine million people to flee their homes. 

Families are desperately seeking safety and protection, both in Sudan and in neighbouring countries such as Chad, South Sudan and Egypt. Healthcare facilities are under attack, malnutrition is rising and medical supplies are running out.

In Sudan's Darfur region, ethnic violence is forcing people to flee to extremely overcrowded sites, with routes out of the area blocked or unsafe. Many people can't access water or other basic supplies.

UNHCR teams are on the ground right now, delivering life-saving aid wherever possible. But the people of Sudan urgently need more help. Your gift can provide safe shelter, medicine, cash assistance and other essentials. 

Please don't wait – your donation can help save lives.

"We could take very little with us. We need food and money."

Fatimé, 56, fled violence in Sudan's Darfur region and crossed the border into Chad. New arrivals have nowhere to shelter and are forced to stay out in the open.

Fatime fled to Chad from Sudan 14 days ago
©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 Aotearoa New Zealand 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.

Humanitarian programs