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Sudan - Joint Assessment Mission: Review of Assistance to Eritrean and Ethiopian Refugees, April 2009

The refugee caseload in Sudan is one of the longest protracted refugee situations in the world with refugees fleeing conflicts, drought and famine in neighbouring Eritrea and Ethiopia. More than 234,000 asylum seekers and refugees are living in refugee camps while others have been assimilated into the local communities. About 85% of the refugee populations in camps are hosted in Kassala state. Since 1967, WFP and UNHCR, in collaboration with the Government of Sudan through the Commission of Refugees (COR), have been providing humanitarian assistance to refugees in the East.