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27 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 The number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda increased yesterday, with 3,870 people crossing the border. There has been a steady increase in the rate of new arrivals over the last ten days, with occasional spikes as people have accompanied Uganda military convoys evacuating Ugandans from South Sudan.

26 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

2,442
Number of new arrivals on Monday 25th July (as per field reports)

37,890
Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)

33,838\*
Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

229,176\*
Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

26 Jul 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 26 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: Adrian Edwards

Fighting in South Sudan that broke out on 8 July between rival factions loyal to Salva Kiir and Riek Machar has to date forced 37,491 people to flee the country to Uganda. To put this in context: In the past three weeks there have been more refugee arrivals in Uganda than in the entire first six months of 2016 (33,838).

26 Jul 2016 description

Introduction

At around 5pm on 08 July, fighting erupted in Juba between members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA-In Opposition (IO). Over a period of four days, hundreds of people were killed, tens of thousands of people were displaced, and millions of dollars’ worth of humanitarian assistance was looted or destroyed. This Situation Update provides an overview of the first two weeks of the crisis and the protection impact on the civilian population.

Context and Chronology

26 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,701 Number of new arrivals on Sunday 24th July (as per field reports)

2,105 Number of new arrivals on Saturday 23rd July (as per field reports)

3,156 Number of new arrivals on Friday 22nd July (as per field reports)

35,448 Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)

33,838* Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

229,176* Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

25 Jul 2016 description

Summary

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 102,000 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.

24 Jul 2016 description

Overview

As of the 29th of June 2016, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the UN Mission in South Sudan’s Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu was 99,034. The second June 2016 population count was held in Bentiu PoC from the 27 - 29 June 2016. Compared to the previous count conducted in mid June, the population increased from 93,817 individuals to 99,034 individuals. The increase in IDP population may be attributed to the forthcoming general food distribution in the PoC and the decreased sense of security outside the PoC.

22 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

847,964 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 June (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

266,916 Refugees in South Sudan

1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 27 June)

USD 573.4 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation

22 Jul 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: Andreas Needham | 22 July 2016

21 Jul 2016 description

Despite Uganda’s generous policy towards refugees, the latest influx is putting the country’s resources under strain.

By: Michael O'Hagan | 21 July 2016


Refugees from South Sudan arrive at a UNHCR collection centre on the South Sudan border in Egelo, Uganda. © UNHCR/Will Swanson

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Lucy Lul says she realised war was coming when she heard there was a convoy of vehicles on the road from Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to Uganda.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • 14,960
    identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 86
    households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
  • 1,288,598
    NFIs distributed since January 2015
  • 2,931
    shelters distributed since January 2015

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 562,357

Funding

USD 226,880,884 requested

21 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,262 Number of new arrivals Wednesday 20th July (as per field reports)

18,149 Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)

33,838* Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

229,176* Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

*Figures (not updated daily) according to Uganda Government Refugee Information Management System (RIMS)

20 Jul 2016 description

POPULATION OF CONCERN 3.58 MILLION
365,460 refugees, asylum-seekers and others of concern*
3.2 MILLION internally displaced persons

Sudan also hosts an estimated 350,000 South 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

19 Jul 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Leo Dobbs – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 19 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The number of people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda from South Sudan has risen significantly in the past few days and we believe the influx will keep growing in the days ahead as tensions remain high across the border.