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23 Oct 2016 description


The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) says the deployment of the Regional Protection Force is of ‘paramount importance.’

“There is no doubt that Juba is relatively calm at present but this calmness can be deceptive and the situation is volatile,” said JMEC Chairperson Festus Mogae at the opening of a plenary meeting of stakeholders to the peace process.

The 4,000-strong force was authorized by the UN Security Council in August to provide extra protection following renewed fighting in July.

23 Oct 2016 description

Protection Desks, available in most in most POC sites in South Sudan, offer tailored advice and assistance.

By: Richard Ruati and Rocco Nuri

JUBA, South Sudan – Taphisa Nyaboul felt she had nowhere to turn for help after her husband was killed, leaving her a widow with four children living in a temporary camp for people displaced by South Sudan’s war.

22 Oct 2016 description

South Sudan – South Sudanese immigration officers working at South Sudan’s airports and border posts took part in two 3-day trainings in Juba 12–19 October.

The training, supported by IOM, aimed to improve border control and increase South Sudanese migration management capacity.

22 Oct 2016 description


4,964 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 19 and 20 October 2016. The average number of new arrivals is 2,404 in October compared to 2,845 in the same period in September2016. Of the total new arrivals, 2,396 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,082 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers were reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 235,116 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 20, 2016.

21 Oct 2016 description


  • WFP is implementing a major operation to assist South Sudanese refugees who arrived in northern Uganda after renewed conflict in their country in July 2016.

  • WFP and partners have agreed to relax the eligibility criteria for cash-based transfers among refugees as part of a scale-up aimed at reaching 200,000 people by mid-March 2017.

  • In 2016, WFP has contributed USD 51 million to Uganda’s economy through local food purchases (97,000 metric tons) and local transport contracts.

21 Oct 2016 description


  • UNHCR reports that there are now over 1 million South Sudanese refugees, with the largest number of new arrivals reported in Uganda.

  • WFP enhanced its air fleet to address the increasing humanitarian assistance needs.

  • Fighting and insecurity have resulted in increased displacement in Unity State and the Equatoria region.
    Access permitting, WFP is working with partners to provide assistance to affected communities.

20 Oct 2016 description

A new cholera control strategy using a single-dose of oral vaccine instead of two is sufficient to protect against the deadly disease during an outbreak, according to a study30211-X/fulltext) published by MSF in the Lancet Global Health this week.

20 Oct 2016 description


20 Oct 2016 description


  • An aid worker was tragically shot and killed in an ambush on a clearly marked NGO vehicle in Eastern Equatoria.
  • Outflows of refugees into Uganda continues.
  • A new outbreak of measles was confirmed in Gogrial West in late September.
  • The cholera outbreak has spread to Unity.

Aid worker killed in Eastern Equatoria

20 Oct 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 19, 2016 (YAMBIO) - The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said it is extending support to nearly 50 disabled people in Gbudue, one of South Sudan's newly-created state.

The map of Western Equatoria in red ICRC's wheel chair specialist, Geoffrey Bilal is in the state capital, Yambio to screen the disabled people who will be flown to the South Sudan capital.

20 Oct 2016 description


Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.

Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR
429.613 réfugiés, 1.722.082 * déplacés internes

20 Oct 2016 description


  • 53,960
    South Sudanese refugees in DRC, most of them new arrivals
  • 96,079
    refugees from the Central African Republic in DRC
  • 33,295
    refugees from Burundi in DRC
  • 525,978
    Congolese refugees in African countries
  • 4,444
    refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016
19 Oct 2016 description
report Berghof Foundation

Véronique Dudouet & Stina Lundström, with support from David Rampf