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Sudan - Emergency Assistance to White Nile State
The White Nile State of Sudan ((WNS)) is located in the Southern Eastern corridor of the country, which is host to over forty different ethnic groups with varied sources of livelihoods. The state lies within an arid climatic region and normally receives rainfall below the national average. The main economic activity is agriculture and livestock as well as mineral exploitation which have started to increase recently. White Nile State covers an area of 30,411 KM2 , and has a population 1.8 million people. According to the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), about 400,000 people fled from South Sudan into the While Nile State of Sudan following a renewal of armed conflict in 2017. The renewal of conflict witnessed a massive exodus of thousands of people from South Sudan into White Nile and Eastern Darfur as well as Western Kordofan States in Sudan. According to the 2017 COR records, 78% of the refugees in White Nile are women and children.