Sudan faces one of the most complex and large-scale forced displacement crises in Africa, impacting almost 4 million displaced people including 1.1 million refugees hosted in Sudan, 1.8 million internal displaced people and some 700,000 Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries, awaiting their chance to return home.
A recent and historical political transition process in 2019 has provided a unique and valuable opportunity to advance durable solutions for millions of IDPs, refugees, and returnees.
Resolving displacement of Sudanese women, men and children is at the heart of the peace process and government priorities. Protection will have to be central to achieve solutions. UNHCR is therefore scaling-up its work, in line with current inter-agency efforts to implement comprehensive and integrated solutions for those affected by displacement, particularly for IDPs and Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries, while also ensuring a timely response to the critical needs of refugees in Sudan.
UNHCR’s intervention is linked to the ongoing inter-agency efforts to support Sudan in its recovery and humanitarian challenges. In 2020, UNHCR will focus on providing the necessary protection and assistance to those affected by forced displacement—including new displacement—whilst expanding UNHCR’s IDP programme and supporting solutions, including in the areas of return.
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