Sudan to deliver residence cards to 500,000 South Sudanese

Published: 21/Dec/2014
Source: Sudan Tribe

The Sudanese government agreed to deliver residence permits to South Sudanese refugees enabling them to circulate and to work in the neighbouring country.

The memorandum of understanding was signed in Khartoum by the Sudanese interior ministry and the UN refugees agency (HCR), the two sides confirmed on Sunday.

The agreement allows the South Sudanese to resident, and to work and to move freely inside the country, said UNHCR’s representative in Sudan Mohammed Addar.

He further said the agency will support the General Directorate of Passports and Immigration at the Sudanese ministry of interior to register and deliver these cards to all the South Sudanese in the country.

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Themes: Nationality and Refugees, State Succession, New States
Regions: East Africa, South Sudan, Sudan
Year: 2014