Minister: Sudan Hosts Over a Million South Sudan Refugees


Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior, Babiker Ahmed Degna said that, Sudan is the largest country in Africa to host refugees with more than 2 million refugees, from the state of South Sudan.

During his presentation of Sudan statement at the 68th session of the Executive Committee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, he noted to the keeping  influx of refugees to the country with an average of 500 asylum seekers per day in the south and east of the country.

He pointed out that the contribution of the international community to meet the challenges of asylum in Sudan is weak and does not exceed 20%, which carries the citizens and the state remaining cost, pointing to the President of the Republic to form a high committee to provide support and assistance to southern citizens, and Opening the corridors to deliver this assistance.

For his part, the High Commissioner for Refugees said that the Sudan is the largest host of refugees in Africa, which necessitates the need to support them.

 He appreciated Sudan’s role in welcoming refugees and adopting an open door policy, promising to exert efforts to help Sudan in this matter.