Sudan is undergoing a remarkable political transition and reforms. Following protests that started at the end of 2018/early 2019, the three-decade rule of Omar al-Bashir has come to an end in April 2019 and a transitional government was put in place which appointed a civilian Prime Minister in August 2019 with democratic elections to scheduled to take place at the end of 2022 for the first time in nearly 30 years. The formalization of the peace agreement reached in Juba in August 2020 between the transitional government and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) remains a key step forward in the implementation of tasks in the transitional period. The subsequent signature of the peace agreement on 3 October 2020 was broadly welcomed and it is seen as creating momentum towards stability in the country and renewed international engagement in Sudan
The transitional government has taken bold steps to advance Sudan’s economy, stability, and peace. However, these efforts will take time and humanitarian needs continue to grow.
In this complex environment, ACTED strives to support refugees from Ethiopia in the East of the country to meet their basic needs while contributing to the social and economic stabilization of former conflict affected areas in Blue Nile to ensure populations realize peace dividends.