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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Sudan ratified the 1951 Convention on Refugees and its 1967 Protocol in 1974 and the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa in 1978. Sudan’s asylum policy and practice are governed by the Regulation of Asylum Act 1974. A copy of the act is available in Arabic.
The administrative framework for Sudan’s asylum policy and practice currently falls under the mandate of the Commissioner for Refugees (COR), whose administrative and operational costs are funded by UNHCR. In Sudan, UNHCR provides assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers and assumes protection responsibility for internally displaced persons.
The UNHCR has two offices in Sudan:
Elsharq Centre for Culture and Legal Aid
Tel: +249 12 06 69 689 or +249 12 25 84 256
Email: sharqcentreyahoo [dot] com
The Centre provides legal aid for asylum seekers and refugees in east Sudan (representations, paralegal trainings and legal awareness sessions). nine lawyers are currently involved in this project, most of whom attended training course on the 1951 Convention and Sudanese Asylum Act.
House 3, Block 3, Almergania
Tel: +249 00 11 17 79 27
House 4, St 59 krt 3
Tel: +249 90 89 07 9
Jesuit Refugee Service Sudan (JRS)
Block 8, Apartment 1, Plot No. 141, El Riyadh Street (112), P.O. Box 13067, Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 15 52 94 818
Email: easternafricajrs [dot] net
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS provides education, psychosocial support, pastoral care, peace-education, livelihoods services and emergency relief and is involved in human rights protection and advocacy activities on different levels. In Mellit (Darfur), JRS runs an educational programme and capacity building within schools. Educational materials and water storage are also provided and JRS is involved in permanent construction and rehabilitation of classrooms. JRS also provides adult literacy and life skills triaining
War Child International
Website (international): http://www.warchild.org/
In Sudan the work of War Child Canada improves economic resilience and promotes education, empowerment and conflict resolution. It supports livelihoods by helping farmers, pastoralists and communities. In West Darfur, War Child Canada ensures children are able to keep learning through Accelerated Learning Programming (ALP). ALP allows students to complete two years of schooling in one and re-enter the formal education system quickly. It also trains teaching staff and conducts youth empowerment programming. Similarly, War Child Holland is working in the region to ensure the children have an access to education and implements a program on e-learning.
The Mutawinat Group
Khartoum East, Eltigani elmahi Street, Khartoum , SUDAN, P.O. Box 2348, A/C 11111-MUTAWINAT-GROUP
Tel: +249 11 78 43 00 or 11 77 66 90
Email: manalahemail [dot] com
More than 60% of Mutinawat’s direct legal aid is targeted to displaced and refugee women and their training of paralegals was designed mainly to assist displaced and rural women. The organisation is also planning to begin a paralegal training program for displaced community leaders. In response to the situation in Darfur the organisation has begun a preliminary needs assessment in collaboration with a women’s network in Elfashir with a plan to begin a direct legal aid program and possibly other, not yet identified, programs.