UN: Over 424,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

As of 15 August, 180,592 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2017, for a total of 424,182 refugees who have fled hunger and violence in South Sudan since mid-December 2013, a UN agency said.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its update that the majority of new arrivals in 2017 have taken refuge in White Nile, East Darfur, South Darfur and South Kordofan states.

The organization said despite the continued influx of South Sudanese refugees into Sudan, only 22 per cent ($48 million) of the US$ 221.7 million needed for the Sudan response under the revised South Sudanese Regional Refugee Response Plan has been received as of 31 July.

It further said based on the current trends, aid organisations are preparing contingency plans for an estimated 30,000 – 40,000 additional refugees who are anticipated to arrive in South Darfur by January 2018.



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