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23 May 2016 description

56% Of refugees in Uganda are under the age of eighteen

120,208 Refugees and asylum-seekers living in Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda’s largest settlement

2% Of refugees in Uganda are elderly (over the age of 60)

25,873 Refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Uganda in the first two months of 2016

Solutions Outlook

23 May 2016 description
  • 93,054 Total new arrivals from South Sudan

  • 75,056 camp and reception centre population

  • 17,998 non-camp population

19 May 2016 description

KEY FACTS

  • Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. As of 12 May, about 45,500 refugees had arrived in East Darfur, of whom some 28,100 are in Khor Omer IDP camp.

18 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • A total of 3,857 South Sudanese new arrivals have arrived in Uganda as of 12 May, lower than the 4,038 individuals received in the same period last month.
    The new arrival trend increased in the last week of April following the return and swearing in of South Sudan vice president Riek Machar to the capital Juba and decreased in the first week of May, but largely remains the same compared to April. Majority of the 2016 new arrivals are children (72%) and women (19.5%).

18 May 2016 description

Summary

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 105,000 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

Priority needs

  • Increased water provision

  • Relocation of population still living in communal centres

  • Updating biometric registry of IDPs

18 May 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

UNHCR, the United Nations refugee organization, is mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems.

18 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sudan refugees outflow intensifies - In the first two weeks of May, 2,114 Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan State arrived in Yida, bringing the number of new arrivals since 1st January 2016 to 6,748. This represents an increase by 124 percent compared to the previous two weeks. They reported hunger, aerial bombardments and ground attacks as the main reasons for fleeing to South Sudan. UNHCR provided them, inter alia, with registration, reception assistance and transportation to Ajuong Thok.

16 May 2016 description

JUBA, 16 May 2016 (UNHCR) - In April, UNHCR provided sanitary pads, blankets and kitchen sets to some 1,200 vulnerable women in Mboro, Western Bahr Al Ghazal, as part of an inter-agency response to 5,000 internally displaced people (IDP) from Wau County.

Many of them were displaced multiple times between late November 2015 and January this year due to fighting between Sudan’s People Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers and armed elements in the outskirts of Wau.

16 May 2016 description

POPULATION OF CONCERN 3.57 Million

355,361 refugees, asylum-seekers and others of concern*

3.2 Million internally displaced persons

Sudan also hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan.

*This figure does not include an estimated 30,000 Chadians in a refugeelike situation in Darfur who are pending a verification exercise