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20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 December 2014 – Peace negotiations between the South Sudanese government and the Opposition resumed on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. IGAD special envoy General Lazarus Sumbeiywo of Kenya called on the parties to demonstrate the necessary political will during the fresh round of talks to end what he described as a “year of horror and tragedy”. The two conflicting parties have engaged in fresh clashes recent weeks, in violation of a cessation of hostilities agreement signed in January and recommitted to in May.

18 Dec 2014 description

Over 115,451 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan

  • 67,488 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only)
  • Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan
  • Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)
17 Dec 2014 description

Population of Concern

  • Despite the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, there are 247,281 recognized refugees in South Sudan as of 01 December 2014. The Sudanese who are mainly found in Unity and Upper Nile State make up 91 % of the total refugee population. The DR Congolese, Ethiopians and refugees from the Central African Republic are mainly in Central and Western Equatoria, with some Ethiopians also living in Jonglei State. Most refugees were recognized prima facie after mass arrival.

15 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 10th December 2014, Kakuma had received 44,575 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,336. As at 8th December 177,821 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

13 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Almost a full year of conflict (15 December 2013) has devastated the lives of the majority of South Sudan’s people, killed tens of thousands and ravaged key parts of the country. 2014 has been a year of violence, abuse and displacement which has forced almost two million people from their homes. The conflict has been brutal: killings, rape, destruction and the loss of livelihoods have left open wounds which will take much time to heal.

12 Dec 2014 description

Over 115,572 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan

  • 67,488 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only)
  • Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan
  • Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)
12 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

In preparation for the imminent relocation of South Sudanese new arrivals to the new Bantiu site in Khartoum, shelter construction materials have now been delivered and NFIs will be dispatched shortly from the UNHCR warehouse. Plot demarcation and excavation of latrines is also on-going. Shelter and WASH gaps remain a major challenge in White Nile State (see details below) given continued congestion of all four existing sites. This is expected to be partially alleviated with the opening of the two new locations (El Redis 2 and Debat Bosin).

12 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An escalation of violence perpetrated by groups of young men in the PoC Market areas in Malakal has become a grave concern for humanitarian agencies working there.

  • Tribal tensions remain very high in Malakal’s PoC site with Force Protection Unit (FPU) maintaining a visible presence to quell attempts at physical violence.

  • Three field missions were undertaken by UNHCR to Kajo Keji tasked with protection monitoring on returnees from Uganda and preparation for WFP food distribution to the group.

11 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,960 individuals, comprising 191,375 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,585 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has remained low as the rainy season comes to an end.

10 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 131,392 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,981 in Adjumani, 12,054 in Arua, 29,802 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.

  • An increase in the number of new arrivals from South Sudan to Uganda was has been observed since November 27th . This increase has been attributed to the 1 year anniversary of fighting and continued clashes in South Sudan.