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30 Aug 2015 description

JUBA, South Sudan – 30 August (UNHCR) – Japan's Ambassador to South Sudan, Kiya Masahiko, wrapped up a one-day visit to Upper Nile's Maban County on Thursday to show solidarity with the refugees and appreciate the impact of Japan's aid contribution on refugees' living conditions. He was accompanied by UNHCR Country Representative, Ahmed Warsame, and a delegation of local authorities and partner organizations.

28 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has welcomed the signing of the South Sudan peace agreement this week which comes as refugee and IDP figures have passed the 2.6 million mark, a marked increase on the number reported at the time of the fourth anniversary of the country's independence.

Daily arrival rates in Ethiopia remain high, with almost 200 new arrivals registered per day, while in other receiving countries, most notably Sudan, the rainy season has reduced the number of new arrivals in August compared to June and July.

27 Aug 2015 description

COORDINATION

Coordination of the child protection (CP) response to Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been mainly driven by the field. In Gambella, there is a child protection working group (CPWG), and two specific groups on information management and case management. At the camp level, there is a weekly working group which covers CP as well as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) participates in the CP working group and in the camp level coordination meetings.

24 Aug 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

Jewi Refugee Camp was established on 15 March 2015 and hosting refugee relocated from Leitchuor and Nip Nip camps following the floods that left refugees in both locations homeless. This led to establishment of the camp which offered home for refugees to settle and live in safety and dignity. Leitchuor camp was established in late January in 2014 and received refugees relocated from Ethiopian border entry points of Akobo, Pagak, Burbiey, Pochalla.

Areas of Origin

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 20 August 2015, Kakuma had received 46,566 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The activities at the border resumed and LWF staff are at the transit centre receiving the new arrivals from South Sudan. A total of 71 individuals from south Sudan were received during the reporting period.