- UNFPA South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #61 - 22 May 2015
- WFP: South Sudan Situation Report #78, 27 May 2015
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update 15 May 2015
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
HIGHLIGHTS - Since April 2015, UNHCR has been providing over 110 satellite phone call services to some of the South Sudanese displaced in the Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal State) helping families restore contact with their relatives among four of South Sudan's ten states. These satellite calls help IDPs to talk with their families across conflict frontlines and to discover family members they thought were killed in the conflict. Each family is provided with a ten minute time slot, with UNHCR personnel supervising at both ends.
As at 28 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,924 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 24 May, 183,839 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.
As at 21 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,852 asylum seekers from South Sudan.
As at 17 May, 183,492 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.
UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS
Operational Context UNHCR continued to conduct border monitoring visits to Nadapal three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) to ensure that asylum seekers received at the border have unhindered access to asylum and are treated humanely.
HIGHLIGHTS IN SOUTH SUDAN
In a statement issued on 20 May 2015, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition and their allied forces in Unity and Upper Nile States.
High-level visit to Yambio: The UNHCR Representative and the Government’s Commissioner for Refugee Affairs visited Western Equatoria State on 11-13 May. The Representative expressed his appreciation for the generosity and hospitality of the people and local government, as well as UNHCR’s commitment to support both refugees and host communities.
ETHIOPIA: On 8 May the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR launched the relocation of South Sudanese refugees from flood-prone Leitchuor and Nip Nip camps to the new Jewi camp, some 18 km from Gambella. The first convoy had 1,376 refugees and the second (9 May had 1,279 refugees. UNHCR and ARRA welcomed the refugees and assured them that they would have protection and better humanitarian services in the new camp. The relocations will continue on a daily basis and as of 14 May 13,388 refugees have been relocated.
80,324 total new arrivals from South Sudan
70,372 camp refugee population
9,952 non-camp refugee population