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March 25, 2024 (EIRNS)—The United Nations High Commission on Refugees revealed in its “Sudan Emergency Response Update” on March 19 that 508,827 Sudanese have fled into Egypt since the beginning of the conflict in April 2023, and another 8,827 from other nationalities. As of 14 March, UNHCR Egypt has registered 207,889 out of the 433,140 individuals fleeing Sudan who have received pre-registration appointments since the onset of the conflict, the agency said. Of the registered Sudanese refugees 53% are women. While 89% of registered new arrivals originate from Khartoum, where the heaviest fighting has been taking place. The remaining 21% are those with one or more specific needs, including lack of legal documentation, the agency added. Of the newly registered individuals 93% are Sudanese nationals, 3% South Sudanese, and 3% Eritreans.

The UNHCR said it has received only 6% of the $54.7 million required for funding the Sudan emergency response in Egypt in 2024.

Egypt hosts more than 9 million refugees in total, according to estimations of Egyptian officials and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Sudanese rank highest in number (4 million), followed by Syrians (1.5 million), Yemenis (1 million), and Libyans (1 million), according to the IOM numbers.