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Sweden & Sudan

Development and aid

Sweden is engaged in both development cooperation and humanitarian assistance in Sudan and South Sudan.

Development Cooperation

On December 13, 2017, the Swedish government adopted a new Strategy for Development Cooperation with Sudan. Sweden will strengthen its support for economic development and sustainable peace in Sudan, and reinforce cooperation on human rights. Under the new strategy, Sweden will also launch projects in the area of environment and climate change.

Sweden’s new Strategy for Development Cooperation with Sudan comprises 1 200 million Swedish kronor (circa 140 million U.S. dollars), over the next five years. The strategy includes three areas of cooperation: (i) sustainable peace; (ii) human rights, democracy and the rule of law; and (iii) environment, climate change, agriculture and energy.

 – Sweden has a longstanding commitment to support peace and sustainable development in Sudan, through our political dialogue and development cooperation. We want to create opportunities for people living in poverty to improve their lives, says Ms Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate. 

Humanitarian Assistance

Sweden’s humanitarian funding supports interventions that are based on the humanitarian principles; humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.

For information on how humanitarian aid works, please visit Sida’s website on this. More specifically on Sida’s humanitarian aid please go here.

Development and aid

Sweden has a long tradition of generous and ambitious development aid. Development cooperation is about helping to enable poor people to improve their living conditions. Swedish development aid is often channelled through international organisations such as the UN and the EU. Humanitarian assistance refers to Sweden’s activities to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain the human dignity of those affected by natural disasters, armed conflicts or other similar circumstances.