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16 Aug 2017 description

During a visit to Sudan, Filippo Grandi calls on warring parties, regional states and the international community to do more to end the conflict which has uprooted nearly four million people.

By Babar Baloch | 16 August 2017

AL-NAMIR, East Darfur, Sudan - As worsening violence in South Sudan drives ever more men, women and children to run for their lives, the UN Refugee Chief is calling on warring parties, regional states and the international community to look for urgent ways to find peace.

16 Aug 2017 description

Increased influx of new arrivals to South Darfur observed in July.

Acute watery diarrhea outbreaks in East Darfur refugee camps have been contained.

Inter-agency mission visited Al Lait, North Darfur to monitor response, verify new arrivals and identify remaining gaps and needs.

  • 16,172 Total new arrivals in July 2017

  • 176,524 Total new arrivals in 2017 so far

15 Aug 2017 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylum-seekers, most of which live in urban areas.

Currently, 208,398 refugees and asylum-seekers of 63 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. Over half are from Syria.

27,766 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2017; 9,098 registered in May and June alone.


households/cases received multi-purpose cash grants in June 2017

15 Aug 2017 description


and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017


USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%


15 Aug 2017 description


  • WFP Chad welcomed a USD 4 million contribution from China to provide food assistance to some 100,000 Sudanese refugees in the East and vulnerable women and children in the Lake Chad region.

  • On 9 June, the Zero Hunger Strategic Review was launched by the former Chadian Prime Minister Nassour G. Ouaido selected as Lead Convener.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

11 Aug 2017 description
  • 19,046 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in July 2017

  • 927 Refugees, partners, government officials and host community members received capacity building trainings in July 2017.

  • 308 Transitional shelters and class rooms completed in July 2017.

Main Activities – Refugee Programme


10 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The acute watery diarrhea (AWD) weekly case load has decreased almost by half during the month. UNICEF reached around 2 million affected people and populations at risk by providing improved purified drinking water through continuous water chlorination of the water sources, water transportation means and at household levels in 11 AWD affected states.

10 Aug 2017 description


  • 226,164 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

  • 267,002 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 42,346 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

  • 95,088 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017


USD 75.5 million required for IDPs and refugees in Libya in 2017


10 Aug 2017 description

1,969,344 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

536,034 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 July

274,920 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 30 June


63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

09 Aug 2017 description


Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 95,213 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 2% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (93,774).

Trends in sea arrivals should be assessed over time, as fluctuations on a monthly basis may be linked to various factors, including weather and sea conditions or the situation in the countries of departure and origin. Geopolitical developments and the capacity of smugglers to organize departures may also affect sea arrivals.

08 Aug 2017 description

In July, fighting in the Greater Equatoria region and Upper Nile drove further population displacement. In Central Equatoria, government forces allegedly attacked a civilian settlement on the outskirts of Yei town, leaving many dead. More clashes were reported about five kilometres outside Yei town. Heavy fighting was also reported between opposition and government forces in Jalei, Kajo-keji County. In Western Equatoria, fighting between opposition and government forces was reported in Lanyi, Mundri West County, leaving dozens dead, including civilians.

07 Aug 2017 description

Grâce au Bureau américain de la Population, des Réfugiés et des Migrations (BPRM), le HCR a lancé un vaste projet de construction de 132 salles de classe pour améliorer les conditions d'apprentissage dans les camps de réfugiés dans l'est du Tchad.

Profitant des vacances scolaires, les travaux de construction sont en cours dans les 12 camps de l'est du Tchad où plus de 319 500 réfugiés résident depuis plus d'une décennie.

07 Aug 2017 description

Thanks to US Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migrations (BPRM), UNHCR has launched a vast construction project of 132 classrooms to improve learning conditions in refugee camps in eastern Chad.

Taking advantage of school holidays, the construction works are underway in all 12 camps of eastern Chad where over 319,500 refugees are residing, for over a decade.

07 Aug 2017 description
  • Le HCR et ses partenaires se mobilisent pour apporter protection et assistance à des milliers de personnes arrivées du Niger

  • Nouvel afflux de réfugiés de la RCA

  • Plus de 500 Soudanais trouvent refuge au Chad suite à des affrontements entre agriculteurs et éleveurs

Des nouveaux arrivants du Niger

07 Aug 2017 description
  • Thousands arrived in Baga Sola, in Chad from Niger

  • Fresh influx of CAR refugees in the south of Chad

  • Over 500 Sudanese sought refuge in Chad following clashes between farmers and herders

New Arrivals from Niger

04 Aug 2017 description
report Irish Aid

Severe humanitarian crises are affecting a number of countries across East Africa – in large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya millions of people are living in dire circumstances. These crises are driven by drought and conflict, often resulting in large-scale displacement of people from their homes. Ireland is responding to the crises through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.