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Internally Displaced Persons

Refugees and Asylum-seekers JSON 
990,223
Last updated 30 Sep 2020
Source - UNHCR, COR, IPP 
70% of the population is out of camp, while 30% is settled in camps.
Internally Displaced Persons JSON 
1,885,782
Last updated 31 Mar 2020
Source - Humanitarian Needs Overview 
Refugee Returnees JSON 
2,060
Last updated 31 Dec 2019
Source - UNHCR, COR 
Refugees and Asylum-seekers by Year JSON 
Internally Displaced Persons by Year JSON 
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    UNHCR in Sudan - National Population Dashboard - South Sudanese Refugees (30 September 2020)

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    National-level population dashboard and statistics update for South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan: Central African Republic Refugees in Sudan (30 September 2020)

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    Central African Republic Refugees in Sudan
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - State Level Population Dashboard - South Sudanese Refugees (30 September 2020)

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    State-level population dashboard and statistics update for South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - All Refugee Population Dashboard (30 September 2020)

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    All population dashboard and statistics update for all refugees in Sudan.
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - East Sudan New Arrivals Dashboard (30 September 2020)

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    East Sudan new arrivals dashboard and statistics update.
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan – Being a Refugee in Sudan – 2019 Participatory Assessment Report

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    Based on interviews with over 6,000 refugees across Sudan, the report presents first-hand accounts of refugees’ aspirations, challenges, needs and often suffering. The interviews, which were carried o...
    Published: 28 September 2020 (24 days ago)
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    Mapping of CwC Activities along the Central Mediterranean Route

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    Mapping of CwC Activities along the Central Mediterranean Route
    Published: 18 September 2020 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR Sudan - 2018 Participatory Assessment Report

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    The Participatory Assessment in Sudan was conducted in November and December 2018 in Khartoum, Kassala, White Nile, South Kordofan, West Kordofan, South Darfur, East Darfur, North Darfur and Central D...
    Published: 31 July 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Sudan - POST-HARVEST ASSESSMENT 2018

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    In October 2018, a livelihoods assessment was undertaken in White Nile state to assess the living conditions and livelihoods situation among the South Sudanese refugees as a means to identify measures...
    Published: 31 October 2018 (1 year ago)
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    MMC WEST AFRICA - 4Mi Snapshot - October 2018

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    Aspirations of refugees and migrants from West Africa.
    Published: 30 October 2018 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - COVID-19 update

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    Update on COVID-19 prevention and response in Sudan
    Published: 11 June 2020 (4 months ago)
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    Sudan: Country Refugee Response Plan - COVID-19 Addendum

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    COVID-19 Addendum to the Sudan's Inter-agency Country Refugee Response Plan (CRP): January 2020 - December 2020
    Published: 31 August 2020 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan: Flash Update on the relocation of CAR refugees and COVID-19 prevention

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    UNHCR and Partners relocation of CAR refugees and the preparedness and prevention response to COVID 19 pandemic
    Published: 4 May 2020 (5 months ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan: Flash update on COVID-19 Prevention and Response

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    UNHCR and Partners preparedness and prevention response to COVID 19 pandemic
    Published: 29 March 2020 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - National Population Dashboard - South Sudanese Refugees (30 September 2020)

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    National-level population dashboard and statistics update for South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan: Central African Republic Refugees in Sudan (30 September 2020)

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    Central African Republic Refugees in Sudan
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - State Level Population Dashboard - South Sudanese Refugees (30 September 2020)

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    State-level population dashboard and statistics update for South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - All Refugee Population Dashboard (30 September 2020)

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    All population dashboard and statistics update for all refugees in Sudan.
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - East Sudan New Arrivals Dashboard (30 September 2020)

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    East Sudan new arrivals dashboard and statistics update.
    Published: 12 October 2020 (10 days ago)
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    UNHCR Sudan - Sudan Funding Update as of 07 October 2020

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    UNHCR Sudan - Sudan Funding Update as of 07 October 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020 (15 days ago)
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    UNHCR Sudan - Sudan Funding Update 14 September 2020

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    UNHCR Sudan - Sudan Funding Update 14 September 2020
    Published: 14 September 2020 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR Sudan - Sudan Funding Update 18 August 2020

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    UNHCR Sudan - Sudan Funding Update 18 August 2020
    Published: 18 August 2020 (2 months ago)
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    UNHCR Welcomes Japan Contribution to its Operation in Sudan

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    Published: 1 March 2015 (5 years ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - Eastern Sudan Reference Map - June 2020

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    UNHCR in Sudan - Eastern Sudan Reference Map as of 23 June 2020
    Published: 23 June 2020 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - North Kordofan Reference Map - June 2020

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    UNHCR in Sudan - North Kordofan Reference Map as pf 23 June 2020
    Published: 23 June 2020 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - South Kordofan Reference Map - June 2020

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    UNHCR in Sudan - South Kordofan Reference Map as of 23 June 2020
    Published: 23 June 2020 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - White Nile Reference Map - June 2020

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    UNHCR in Sudan - White Nile Reference Map as of 23 June 2020
    Published: 23 June 2020 (3 months ago)
    Uploaded: 30 September 2020 (21 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - East Darfur Reference Map - June 2020

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    UNHCR in Sudan - East Darfur Reference Map as of 23 June 2020
    Published: 23 June 2020 (3 months ago)
    Uploaded: 30 September 2020 (21 days ago)
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    The Global coalition to alleviate poverty amongst refugees and host communities

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    Economic Inclusion Xchange @UNHCR Friday 10 May
    Published: 31 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    Sudan: Country Refugee Response Plan 2020

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    Sudan's Inter-agency Country Refugee Response Plan: January 2020 - December 2020
    Published: 14 January 2020 (9 months ago)
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    Sudan: Country Refugee Response Plan - COVID-19 Addendum

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    COVID-19 Addendum to the Sudan's Inter-agency Country Refugee Response Plan (CRP): January 2020 - December 2020
    Published: 31 August 2020 (1 month ago)
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    South Sudan RRP – Sudan 2018 End Year Report

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    Interagency report on the South Sudanese refugee response in Sudan in 2018
    Published: 7 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    South Sudan RRP – Sudan 2018 Mid-Year Report

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    Interagency report on the South Sudan refugee response in Sudan in 2018
    Published: 1 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    South Sudan RRP – Sudan 2018 Mid-Year Infographics

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    One page infographic on the South Sudan refugee response in Sudan in 2018
    Published: 1 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Sudan Mid Year Report - 2020 SSD RRRP

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    Sudan Mid Year Report - 2020 SSD RRRP
    Published: 15 July 2020 (3 months ago)
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    Sudan: Country Refugee Response Plan 2020

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    Sudan's Inter-agency Country Refugee Response Plan: January 2020 - December 2020
    Published: 14 January 2020 (9 months ago)
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    Executive summary of the outcomes of the regional Government-to-Government Conference, 31 October - 1 November 2019, Addis Ababa

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    Executive summary of the outcomes of the regional Government-to-Government Conference, 31 October - 1 November 2019, Addis Ababa
    Published: 16 December 2019 (10 months ago)
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    Outcome report on the outcomes of the regional Government-to-Government Conference, 31 October - 1 November 2019, Addis Ababa

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    Outcome report on the outcomes of the regional Government-to-Government Conference, 31 October - 1 November 2019, Addis Ababa
    Published: 16 December 2019 (10 months ago)
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    South Sudan RRP – Sudan 2018 End Year Infographics

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    One page infographic on the South Sudan refugee response in Sudan in 2018
    Published: 7 May 2019 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 7 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    RCF-UNHCR in Sudan: Site Profile - Open Areas

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    RCF-UNHCR in Sudan: Overview of the "Open Areas" settlements hosting South Sudanese refugees in Khartoum state
    Published: 30 January 2020 (8 months ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - Fact Sheet October 2020

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    UNHCR in Sudan - Fact Sheet October 2020
    Published: 9 October 2020 (13 days ago)
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    Press Release - Solutions Initiative

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    Press Release - Solutions Initiative
    Published: 8 October 2020 (14 days ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan: Flash Update on Recent Flooding

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    UNHCR in Sudan relief efforts in response to recent flooding and rains
    Published: 8 September 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Abuse, protection, and justice along routes between East and West Africa and Africa’s Mediterranean coast

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    Abuse, protection, and justice along routes between East and West Africa and Africa’s Mediterranean coast
    Published: 15 July 2020 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR in Sudan - COVID-19 update

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    Update on COVID-19 prevention and response in Sudan
    Published: 11 June 2020 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 14 June 2020 (4 months ago)
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    Protection Solutions Strategy - 2018/2020

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    Protection Solutions Strategy - 2018/2020
    Published: 26 September 2020 (26 days ago)
    Uploaded: 30 September 2020 (22 days ago)
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    RCF-UNHCR Sudan: Partner Coverage - Who does What and Where (3w)

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    Sudan's Inter-agency Country Refugee Response Plan: January 2020 - December 2020
    Published: 31 January 2020 (8 months ago)
    Uploaded: 16 February 2020 (8 months ago)
  • Internally Displaced Persons by State JSON 
    Location name Source Data date Population
    South Darfur Humanitarian Needs Overview 31 Mar 2020
      28.7%
    541,213
    North Darfur Humanitarian Needs Overview 31 Mar 2020
      23.7%
    446,441
    Central Darfur Humanitarian Needs Overview 31 Mar 2020
      21.3%
    401,191
    West Darfur Humanitarian Needs Overview 31 Mar 2020
      9.9%
    185,855
    South Kordofan Humanitarian Needs Overview 31 Mar 2020
      9.0%
    170,531
    East Darfur Humanitarian Needs Overview 31 Mar 2020
      4.5%
    84,859
    Blue Nile Humanitarian Needs Overview 31 Mar 2020
      2.5%
    47,392
    West Kordofan Humanitarian Needs Overview 31 Mar 2020
      0.4%
    8,300

    All Refugees and Asylum-seekers by State JSON 
    Location name Source Data date Population
    Khartoum UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      30.9%
    305,764
    White Nile UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      26.3%
    260,565
    Kassala UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      10.1%
    100,347
    East Darfur UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      7.0%
    69,745
    West Kordofan UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      6.2%
    61,175
    South Darfur UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      5.1%
    50,742
    South Kordofan UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      3.8%
    37,745
    North Darfur UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      2.5%
    24,477
    Gedaref UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      2.1%
    20,549
    Al Gezira UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      1.8%
    17,470
    Central Darfur UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      1.0%
    10,085
    Sennar UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      1.0%
    9,899
    North Kordofan UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.7%
    6,469
    Red Sea UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.7%
    6,448
    Nile UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.4%
    3,726
    Blue Nile UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.4%
    3,578
    Northern UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.1%
    1,138
    West Darfur UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.0%
    426

    *Total number of South Sudanese refugees includes UNHCR/COR registered refugees, Immigration Passport Police (IPP) registered figures and unregistered population. Additional sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan; however, these data require verification.
    Total number of Syrian refugees includes both individuals registered by UNHCR and COR, and IPP statistics on annual arrivals and departures since 2011.
       Situations related to this Country
    • Yemen Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan

    • Sudan - South Sudan

      As the protracted emergency enters its sixth year, the South Sudan situation remains the largest refugee situation on the African continent. There are over 2.2 million refugees in Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a further 1.8 million people displaced internally in South Sudan. The situation continues to be characterized as a children’s crisis with children constituting over 65 percent of the refugee population.

    • Sudan - Central African Republic Regional Response

      The dire crisis in the Central African Republic continues to trigger massive forced displacement, increasing pressure on resources and living conditions in host communities and countries. Intense militia activity and inter-community violence hampers humanitarian access and exposes civilians to serious protection risks. According to OCHA, CAR remains the country with the highest humanitarian needs per capita, with 50 per cent of the population having to rely on humanitarian assistance to survive, while 25 per cent is displaced either internally or in a neighbouring country.

    • Sudan - Stateless in the Great Lakes region

      Highlighting statelessness in the 12 Member States of the ICGLR, and what is being done to eradicate it. Media coverage, testimonies of stateless persons, reports on the issue and all documents pertaining to the Brazzaville Declaration process can be consulted in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic.

    • Sudan - Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region

      In September 2019, with the aim of bringing decision making closer to the point of delivery, UNHCR opened its Regional Bureau for the East, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region (EHAGL). It is located in Nairobi, Kenya and covers 11 operations: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Within the EHAGL region, two situations are managed by the Bureau: the South Sudan Regional Refugee Situation and the Burundi Regional Refugee Situation. The Bureau has accountability for strategic decision-making, regional prioritization, oversight of integrity issues, and quality assurance, and possesses the technical capacity to support country operations in a wide range of sectors such as education, child protection, economic inclusion and durable solutions.



    Sudan hosts one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. South Sudanese make up the majority. Many others fled violence and persecution in neighboring countries, including Eritrea, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Chad, but also the wars in Syria and Yemen pushed people to seek safety in Sudan. Most refugees live in out-of-camp settlements, host communities and urban areas, while others stay in camps, especially in East Sudan and White Nile State. Sudan continues to generously host and receive additional asylum-seekers.

    Violence has also driven hundreds of thousands of Sudanese men, women and children abroad. Many live as refugees in surrounding countries, for example in Chad and South Sudan.

    Violent conflicts coupled with impunity have also displaced many Sudanese internally, especially in Darfur and Kordofan. Internal displacement was also triggered by disasters such as flooding.
    Resolution of conflicts, including on access to arable land, are critically needed to end violence and subsequent displacement. Continuous international support will be needed to ensure conditions become conducive to return of refugees and internally displaced people.
    Refugees and Asylum-seekers by Age and Gender JSON 
    Source - UNHCR, COR, IPP
    Internally Displaced Persons by Age and Gender JSON 
    Source - Humanitarian Needs Overview
    Refugees and Asylum-seekers per Country of Origin JSON  .CSV 
    Country of origin Source Data date Population
    South Sudan UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      73.7%
    729,530
    Eritrea UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      12.3%
    121,337
    Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      9.4%
    93,497
    Central African Rep. UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      2.6%
    25,940
    Ethiopia UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      1.3%
    13,112
    Chad UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.4%
    3,505
    Yemen UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.2%
    1,892
    Various UNHCR, COR, IPP 30 Sep 2020
      0.1%
    1,410


    Funding (2020)
    $274,900,000
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 8 October 2020 (14 days ago)
    Key Contact Information

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    Information Management sudkhim@unhcr.org
    External Relations sudkhextrel@unhcr.org