Where We Work


The outbreak of the civil war in Sudan led to a restructuring of COOPI's interventions in the country and changed its geographical presence. The large number of displaced persons caused by the civil war makes Sudan the number one country in the world for the number of displaced persons, some 10 million of whom have fled to safer areas of the country or abroad. 

COOPI activated a rapid emergency response, providing humanitarian assistance to the displaced mainly through WASH and non-food items (NFIs) activities by distributing drinking water and basic necessities such as blankets, small cooking utensils, water containers, plastic sheeting and ropes, to set up temporary shelters while waiting for IDP sites. 

In the field, COOPI's work is carried out in a coordinated manner with other humanitarian actors in the country to integrate the various humanitarian emergency management interventions.

Evolution of COOPI presence in Sudan

Since 2004, COOPI has been present in Sudan, where it implemented development and humanitarian assistance interventions and supported the most vulnerable groups, afflicted by conflicts and natural disasters, including refugees, displaced persons and host communities. At first, COOPI operated in North Darfur; while later on, in 2019, it expanded its presence to eastern Sudan - Kassala and Gedaref - and the capital Khartoum.

Over the years, COOPI adopted a multi-sectoral and integrated approach, which led to a considerable improvement and access to basic services with programmes dedicated to Shelter and Non-Food Items, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Disaster Risk Reduction in the states of North Darfur, Kassala and Khartoum.

COOPI is currently actively engaged in the humanitarian emergency supporting the population affected by the conflict that broke out on April 15th, 2023 between the Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces.


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HDI - Human Development Index

Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2020

39% %

Illiteracy rate (% adults aged 15 and older)

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2018

12.4 %

Rate of malnutrition

Source: Global Nutrition Report 2021

0 %

Rate of population living below poverty line

Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2020







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