UNHCR Overview of Spontaneous Refugee Returns to South Sudan – 28th February 2019

Context

About 2.3 million South Sudanese have sought refuge in one of the neighbouring countries of Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

Although there is neither facilitation nor promotion of refugee returns to South Sudan, as the current conditions is not yet conducive for durable, safe and dignified returns, reports on spontaneous refugee returns continue to be received.

UNHCR recognizes the refugees’ right to return and has protection mandate for monitoring refugee returns, including those that return in a self-organized manner.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees