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Sudan Returns and Early Reintegration Sector Fact Sheet [EN/AR]

News and Press Release
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Over 40,000 people of South Sudanese origin are stranded at departure points in and around Khartoum, often living in very poor conditions.


• An estimated 40,000 people of South Sudanese origin are living in open areas in and around Khartoum, waiting to travel to South Sudan. Many have been there for more than two years and are living in poor conditions.

• A further 3,500 people of South Sudanese origin are in a similar position living at Kosti railway station and have had no or little access to basic services for two years.

• Over 715,000 South Sudanese have returned from Sudan to South Sudan since October 2010, however, return routes remain limited with barge, rail and major road routes currently closed off.

• Many people displaced by conflict in Darfur, South Kordofan, Abyei and Blue Nile State may return to their areas of origin in 2013. Those who do will need to be verified and registered to receive comprehensive humanitarian and reintegration assistance to promote sustainable returns in areas where security is conducive.

• In Darfur, between January 2011 and December 2012, over 200,000 IDPs have returned, however reports suggest many of these returns may have been seasonal or partial as returnees continue to face challenges upon return, including insecurity, a lack of access to basic services and livelihoods opportunities, food insecurity and concerns regarding land tenure.