Sudan hosts one of the largest refugee populations in Africa, with 1.14 million refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 June 2022. Persistent insecurity in countries of origin contribute to protracted refugee caseloads remaining in Sudan, as opportunities for safe, voluntary, and dignified returns are obstructed. By mid-2022, Sudan is hosting 807,532 South Sudanese refugees, primarily in White Nile (282,807), Khartoum (191,312) and East Darfur (100,065); 131,191 Eritrean refugees primarily in Kassala (103,340), Gedaref (13,840), and Khartoum (9,275) states; and 73,448 Ethiopian refugees, primarily in Gedaref (49,944), and Blue Nile (9,688) states. Other refugee population groups also include those from Burundi, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Yemen and Syria. Of the 1.14 million refugee population, 38% reside in camps and 62% in out-of-camp and urban settings.
To ensure access to timely protection and lifesaving assistance, UNHCR and partners have delivered multi-sectoral response targeting vulnerable refugee communities across Sudan, informed and monitored partly by this Multi Sector Needs Assessment which feeds to the Country Refugee Response Plan.
This study gathers information about location, documentation, livelihoods, displacement status, nutrition, access to WASH facilities, shelter, information, and accountability of refugees in Sudan.
This dataset is the anonymized version of the original data.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Households and individuals
Version 2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data
The scope includes:
- Health and Nutrition
- Water Sanitation Hygiene
- Food Security
- Emergency Shelter and NFI
- Community Services
- Livelihood & Social cohesion
- Gender Based Violence
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Domestic Needs/Household Support
Water Sanitation Hygiene
12 states in Sudan: Ash Shamaliyah, Shamal Darfur, Al Khartum, Kassala, Al Qadarif, Al Jazirah, An Nil al Abyad, Shamal Kurdufan, Janub Darfur, Gharb Darfur, Janub Kurdufan, Al Buhayrat
All refugees in Sudan
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Non probabilistic, purposive sample in targeted locations (12 states)
Version 01 (July 2023): This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php/home) and it is identical to UNHCR version (UNHCR_SDN_2022_MSNA_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.