- The protracted fighting in Sudan has triggered a regional crisis with significant economic and security implications.
- South Sudan is experiencing a surge in refugee arrivals, including South Sudanese returning from Sudan and refugees from other nations.
- The ongoing conflict in Sudan poses a threat to South Sudan's oil industry.
A top UNHCR official in Geneva has warned that the protracted fighting in Sudan has sparked a crisis in the area with implications for security and the economy.
“The impact of this crisis on South Sudan is multiple – there is an economic impact which is very serious because good parts of the northern part of South Sudan were very much dependent on the economy of Sudan," said the UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Operations Raouf Mazou, as seen on the British public broadcaster, BBC.
"So, it is a regional crisis having security considerations, but also very important economic considerations,” he added.