Sudan has a long-standing tradition of hosting refugees. For decades, it has kept its doors open to people fleeing war, hunger and hardship. It continues to host refugees from Eritrea, Syria, Yemen, Chad and other countries. Importantly, Sudan is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the deadly conflict in South Sudan.
South Sudanese refugees benefit from the government‘s extension of certain freedoms, including the freedom to work and to move, and from the generous support given by the host communities despite visibly being under immense pressure to share already scarce resources.
UNHCR has appealed for Sudan’s contribution to be matched with international solidarity and resources. Much more donor support is required so that we can help the hundreds of thousands of refugees in the country and the communities hosting them.
(Updated January 2018)
For information about our work in Sudan:
- For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
- 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.
The UNHCR Representation in Sudan
Ahmed Kheir Street (North of Farouk Cemetery), Khartoum, Sudan
P.O. Box 2560, Khartoum, Sudan
GMT + 3
Monday: 08:30 - 16:15
Tuesday: 08:30 - 16:15
Wednesday: 08:30 - 16:15
Thursday: 08:30 - 16:00
Sunday: 08:30 - 16:15
03 January 2021, New Year's Day (observed)
04 January 2021, Independence Day (observed)
16 May 2021, Eid Al-Fitr
17 May 2021, Eid Al-Fitr
20 July 2021, Eid Al-Adha
21 July 2021, Eid Al-Adha
10 August 2021, Hijri New Year
19 October 2021, Prophet's Birthday
26 December 2021, Christmas Day
New Year's Day Friday 1 January 2016 observed on Sunday 03 Jannuary 2016 Independence Day Friday 1 January 2016 Observed on Monday 04 January 2016 * Easter Sunday 01 May 2016 Observed on Sunday 01 May 2016l 2016 #* Eid Al-Fitr Wensday 06 July 2016 Observed on Wensday 06 July 2016 and Thursday 07 July 2016 * Eid Al-Adha Sunday 11 September 2016 Observed on Sunday 11 September 2016 and Monday 12 September 2016 * UN Day Monday 24 October 2016 Observed on Monday 24 October 2016 Hijri New Year Sunday 02 October 2016 Observed on TSunday 02 October 2016 @* Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2016 Observed on Sunday 25 December 2016 * Taken in lieu of the actual holiday day # Easter Sunday is observed this year by the Christian communities on the same day ## Celebrated for the first time in 2014 Please note that holidays depending on the lunar calendar will aligned with the official list of the Government at the time The Opening date of the office :15 September 1968
Wali Street,, Block 12, Plot 213, Kassala, Sudan
C/o UNHCR Representation Office Khartoum, P.O. Box 2560, Khartoum, Sudan
249 411 829 003
249 411 829 001
Monday: 8:30 - 16:15
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:15
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:15
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:15
Sunday: 8:30 - 16:15