January 31, 2023 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and partners have launched the 2023 interagency funding appeal to assist more than 900,000 of the 1.1 million refugees in Sudan.
The interagency Country Refugee Response Plan (CRP) said a total of $556 million to meet basic needs, protect and to realise rights of the refugees.
The 2023 response plan further aims to deliver life-saving assistance while also engaging essential linkages between humanitarian and development actors to promote resilience and to work towards durable solutions.
“The refugee response plan, co-developed with all partners including the Sudan Commission for Refugees (COR), places critical protection and life-saving assistance for refugee communities in Sudan at the core of the response, targeting both newly arrived refugees and those living in protracted situations. In parallel, it provides a framework to promote resilience and durable solutions for these displaced communities,” said Axel Bisschop, UNHCR Representative in Sudan.
He added, “With recognition of the global humanitarian environment and multiple crises we face, we encourage the international community to support the newly launched refugee response plan for Sudan. Providing strategic guidance, it will allow for concerted action to support refugees and other displaced communities as well as host communities across the country”.
Sudan is the second largest asylum country in Africa, hosting about 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Syria, Yemen and other countries.