The crisis of refugees and displaced persons in Sudan and neighboring countries – Al-Nasr Newspaper
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched an urgent appeal to protect and respect the safety of civilians in Sudan, and to allow free movement of humanitarian aid.
The United Nations urgently calls for protecting and respecting the safety of civilians in Sudan, allowing free movement of humanitarian aid, and expanding aid to reach more than a million people inside Sudan and in neighboring countries. UNHCR notes the risks civilians face while moving from Khartoum, Darfur, and other areas.
UNHCR spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh said in a press statement that there are more than 75,000 refugees from South Sudan who have arrived in White Nile state, and the UNHCR is working to register and settle them in the camps, and is coordinating with the World Food Program to distribute food aid.
A frightening rise in the number of refugees and displaced persons, and the United Nations appeal to the world
Eritrean, Ethiopian and other refugees arriving in eastern Sudan are also registered and transferred to camps.
In total, the number of displaced people inside Sudan is more than 843 thousand people, while the number of people who crossed the borders in neighboring countries exceeds 250 thousand people.
He added that there is a rapid increase in the number of displaced people to Egypt, which is the largest host country, as 5,000 people cross the Egyptian border daily. To date, the total number of Sudanese displaced to Egypt is about 110,000.
The increasing number of refugees and displaced persons in Sudan and the challenges of neighboring countries
UNHCR continues to provide emergency aid at the borders through the Egyptian Red Crescent, providing support to the displaced in Cairo, and enabling them to access health and education services and psychosocial support.
For its part, it stresses the need to provide more assistance to the host countries to continue receiving refugees from Sudan.