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Sudan hosts 1.1 million refugees, one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. South Sudanese represent more than 70% (800,000) of the refugees in Sudan, followed by 126,000 Eritrean refugees (11%). The country also counts more than 3 million internally displaced persons, mostly in the Darfur region that has experienced a volatile security situation for almost two decades.

Since the outbreak of violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020, Sudan welcomed and assisted 58,000 Ethiopian refugees and asylum seekers. The refugees are mainly hosted in two camps, Um Rakuba and Tunaydbah, in eastern Sudan.

UNHCR continues working closely with more than 40 partners to meet the needs of the forcibly displaced, seeking solutions while pursuing peaceful coexistence among communities.

Additional information

For information about our work in Sudan:

Operational updates

For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Sudan, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

The UNHCR Representation in Sudan

Street Address:
Ahmed Kheir Street (North of Farouk Cemetery), Khartoum, Sudan
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2560, Khartoum, Sudan
Time Zone:
GMT + 3
Working Hours
Monday: 08:30 - 16:15
Tuesday: 08:30 - 16:15
Wednesday: 08:30 - 16:15
Thursday: 08:30 - 16:00
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 08:30 - 16:15
Public Holidays:
02 January 2022, New Year's Day
03 January 2022, Independence Day
03 May 2022, Eid Al-Fitr
04 May 2022, Eid Al-Fitr
10 July 2022, Eid Al-Adha
11 July 2022, Eid Al-Adha
28 July 2022, Hijri New Year
09 October 2022, Prophet's Birthday
25 December 2022, Christmas Day

The UNHCR Sub-Office In Kassala

Street Address:
Wali Street,, Block 12, Plot 213, Kassala, Sudan
Mailing Address:
C/o UNHCR Representation Office Khartoum, P.O. Box 2560, Khartoum, Sudan
249 411 829 001
Working Hours
Monday: 8:30 - 16:15
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:15
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:15
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:15
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 8:30 - 16:15