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.
For information about our work in Sudan:
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.
For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.