Written: 2023 | Published: November 24, 2023 | Mercy Corps

Humanitarian action within a war economy

This paper analyses the impact of Sudan’s war economy on humanitarian actors in Sudan. Risks to humanitarian actors include armed groups aiming to coopt international and regional financing, including for humanitarian assistance. Key players in Sudan’s conflict also continue to control extensive business networks and financial institutions. The paper advances a conflict-sensitive approach to mitigating these kinds of risks, considering close collaboration with in-country civic groups and exploring a range of cash programming modalities.


This paper was originally published by Mercy Corps.

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