During the first half of 2018, some 15,000 people have been newly displaced in Darfur, as compared to 10,000 in 2017, and 152,000 in 2016. All the new displacement in Darfur in 2018 was in and from Jebel Marra. About 386,000 people have returned to their areas of origin in Sudan since 2015, mainly in Darfur. The UN and partners continue to work with the Government to further verify the returnees.
About 16,500 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Darfur (East and South Darfur states) between 1 January and 30 September 2018, accounting for 55 per cent of all new arrivals in Sudan during that period. This brings the total number of South Sudanese in Darfur to about 148,745 (20 per cent of all South Sudanese refugees in Sudan), according to UNHCR.
The number of Chadian refugees in Darfur has reduced by 43 per cent, following the return of over 3,200 refugees to Chad since February. There are currently 4,222 Chadian refugees in Darfur.