The January–March 2024 issue of the Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa Education Newsletter

By March 2024, the fighting that began in April 2023 in Sudan had drove over 1.6 million people out of the country and over 1.7 million into five neighboring countries: South Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Chad, the Central African Republic (CAR), and Ethiopia. The request for $1.4 billion in the 2024 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the Sudan disaster contains $103 million for educational activities. The plan is intended to assist 2.7 million people, including host populations, returnees, refugees, and residents of other countries.Since the beginning of the conflict, Sudanese asylum seekers have been allowed entry into the CAR and Chad. Since April 2023, around 594,000 Sudanese have sought asylum in the CAR and Chad as of the end of March. Of them, over 570,000 have sought asylum in Chad, making them the nation’s largest-ever refugee influx. In order to assist Ministries of Education in facilitating the integration of refugees into national education systems, UNHCR and its partners put in endless effort. Nevertheless, with over 88.800 fresh arrivals in both nations since the year’s beginning, the situation is still dire.