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Sudan: Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 9 | 27 March – 9 April 2017

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Japan, South Sudan, Sudan


  • Over 85,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Q1 of 2017; the total number is 380,000 since Dec 2013.

  • The national NGO Sanad Charity provided 9,000 South Sudanese refugees, taking refuge in border areas between East Darfur and South Sudan, with food assistance.

  • On 30 March, WFP began to move food assistance to famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan using a newly opened aid corridor.

  • In 2016, 3.9 million people in Sudan received humanitarian assistance from the UN and humanitarian partners.


people in need in Sudan 4.8 million (2017 HNO)

people in need in Darfur 3 million (2017 HNO)

GAM caseload 2.2 million (2017 HNO)

South Sudanese refugee arrivals in Sudan - since 15 Dec 2013 379,692 (registered by UNHCR) - as of 31 March 2017

Other refugees and asylum seekers 144,866 (registered by UNHCR) - as of 31 March 2017


566.8 million US$ received in 2016

58.3% Reported funding (as of 9 April 2017)

Over 85,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in 2017

More than 85,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since the beginning of 2017, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said in its latest inter-agency operational update on the South Sudanese Refugee Response. UNHCR estimates that nearly 380,000 refugees have fled to Sudan since December 2013. UNHCR and partners are now anticipating that up to 180,000 new arrivals from South Sudan may arrive by the end of 2017.

The highest number of new arrivals during the first quarter of 2017 was reported in East Darfur State, which accounts for nearly 40 per cent of new arrivals in 2017 so far.

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