Population: 40 Million
Development Context: Sudan has been afflicted by internal conflicts, international isolation from the World economy due to comprehensive US sanctions (lifted in 2017), and chronic economic shocks as a result of political instability.
Recurring Disasters: Drought and flash floods. While Sudan is very arid, more than 82 per cent of people live in rural areas and are largely dependent on rain-fed subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry for their livelihoods. These climatic conditions have overlapped with conflict and economic and political instability to create extremely high levels of food insecurity.