Humanitarian assistance in response to the conflict in Sudan

  • Joint media release with:
  • The Hon Pat Conroy MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Minister for Defence Industry
  • The Hon Tim Watts MP, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs

The Australian Government will provide an initial $6 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the conflict in Sudan.

Australia’s assistance includes $1 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross to provide immediate relief including medical supplies, food, water and sanitation, emergency shelter and protection for the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis.

A further $5 million will be provided to Australia’s international partners delivering lifesaving humanitarian assistance in the region.

We are deeply concerned by the loss of life and destruction that is taking place in Sudan. We call on all parties to agree to a permanent cessation of hostilities.

A negotiated solution is the only path forward for the people of Sudan.

The conflict has exacerbated the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Sudan, which was already suffering high levels of food insecurity with large numbers of displaced people.

We urge all parties to the conflict to uphold international law and protect civilians, including health and humanitarian aid workers.

It is essential that humanitarian agencies are given safe access to deliver life-saving assistance to the people of Sudan.

The Australian Government extends its deepest condolences to the people of Sudan, and the Australian-Sudanese community.

Australians in Sudan are advised to register with DFAT through DFAT Crisis Portal Registration.

For consular assistance, contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia.

Media enquiries

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