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More than 50,000 Sudanese left the country last year

September 20 - 2015 KHARTOUM
An officer delivers passports to Sudanese migrants at the Secretariat of Expatriates’ Affairs in Khartoum (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)
An officer delivers passports to Sudanese migrants at the Secretariat of Expatriates’ Affairs in Khartoum (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

According to the Expatriates’ Affairs Agency in Khartoum more than 50,000 Sudanese emigrated during the past year.

The Expatriates’ Affairs Agency reported last week that “4,979 doctors and pharmacists, 4,435 technical professionals, 3,415 engineers, and 39,000 workers left the country last year in search of better living conditions.

Early August, Radio Dabanga reported that more than 12,000 Sudanese applied for an exit visa within one week.

Statistics show that between 1975 and 2009 about 11 million Sudanese left the country. 85 percent of them emigrated after President Omar Al Bashir took power in a military coup in 1989.

Sudan ranks first among Arab countries whose citizens emigrate, according to a survey conducted by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Doha in 2013.


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