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Ethiopia + 1 other
Young refugee sisters survive on wild grass as they trek alone to safety

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, 25 July (UNHCR) -- Twelve-year-old Nyawech Chuol can barely stop sobbing long enough to tell the story of the night South Sudan's civil war came to her home. She and her eight-year-old sister, Nyalouk, traumatized into silence, lost their family after a gun battle – and now they are completely alone n a foreign land.

Nyawech says they were fast asleep some weeks ago when the conflict that has swept South Sudan for the last seven months reached her village, Matiang, in Upper Nile State.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Camp Update 17th – 23rd July 2014

Current Situation:

In the past week Kakuma Camp has received 295 South Sudanese arrivals from the Nadapal border point. As of 23 rd July 2014, the number of South Sudanese asylum seekers received was 40,893. This brings the total estimated camp population to 176,364.

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan: ES & NFI Sector Monthly Update # 5, May 2014

Key Points

  • The NFI Common Pipeline for Darfur provided ES & NFI assistance to 6,570 households (approximately 32,850 people); 4,746 newly displaced households (75%); 115 Fire affected households (17%); and 1,500 households of Returnees received NFIs (22%) .

  • In the Rest of Sudan, sector partners continued assistance to new arrivals from South Sudan. As of end May, some 10,000 families were assisted with ES & NFIs by partners UNHCR, SRCS, SC Sweden and Plan Sudan.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Gambella Refugee Camps (new arrivals): Nutrition Situation (as of July-2014)

Key Response Activities:

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs have been established by nutrition partners to treat acute malnutrition in the camps and on arrival at reception centres.

There are two main components of the CMAM:

1.Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

2.Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM).

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Tierkidi Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

As refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi (formerly Kule 2) was opened in April 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer. Main Occupations Primarily farmers and pastoralists.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Kule Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Historical background

At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (in mid-December 2013), refugees began arriving at Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Akobo, and Burbiey). They were then relocated to established camps, such as Kule Camp – currently the largest refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Areas of Origin

The population mainly comprises refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity states.

Cultural Background

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Leitchuor Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Historical background

Established at the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013). Refugees began arriving at Ethiopian border entry points (Akobo, Pagak, Burbiey, Pochalla) and were relocated to Leitchuor Camp.

Areas of Origin

This camp caseload comprises refugees mainly from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer with an Anuak minority population. Main Occupations Primarily farmers and pastoralists.