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Key figures

  • 859,000 People displaced [?]



Sudan is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the civil war in South Sudan. More than 810,000 South Sudanese are seeking refuge in Sudan. Additional sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan; however, this figure requires verification. ?Approximately 78% of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan live alongside host communities in more than 100 out-of-camp settlements in South Kordofan, West Kordofan, East Darfur, South Darfur, and North Darfur.?

Priority need of the refugees are protection, nutrition, shelter and health assistance. Additionally, many new arrivals from South Sudan are experiencing high rates of food insecurity and malnutrition. Access to work and travel permits, land, capital, and markets is limited, making it difficult for them to access public services, and severely restricting opportunities for sustainable livelihoods. About 77% South Sudanese children are out of school. ?

Latest Developments


No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team. 

Information Gaps and Needs

  • Data on livelihoods, particularly formal and informal employment, among the refugee population is limited.
  • Information about the food security levels for South Sudanese refugees is lacking.
  • Access to health services remains unknown.