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01 May 2015 description

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, May 1 (UNHCR) – The number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia since fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013 has passed the 200,000 mark and more are expected amid fresh conflict across the border.

Some 199,000 of the refugees are in western Ethiopia's Gambella region while about 3,000 are in neighbouring Benishangul-Gumuz region.

01 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 28 April, the United Nations Special Representative for South Sudan, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, travelled to Pibor town (Jonglei State) and met some of the recently released child soldiers and urged the release of the remaining ones. The United Nations estimates that 13,000 children are associated with armed forces and groups in South Sudan, with credible evidence indicating that both of the warring parties have engaged in the recruitment of child soldiers since the eruption of the conflict in December 2013.

30 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New refugees in Maban: 116 newly arrived refugees and 38 individuals seeking family reunification were verified and screened in Kaya camp, Upper Nile State; 34 newly arrived refugees in Doro camp, were cleared for continuous registration. The new arrivals cited aerial bombardments in Blue Nile State, clashes between Government and opposition forces, destruction of livelihoods and hunger as having prompted their flight. Most of the new arrivals came from Jum Jum and Mufu communities.

30 Apr 2015 description

Over 134,244 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan

  • 85,552 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)

28 Apr 2015 description

Over 133,626 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan

  • 78,214 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)

24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR distributed medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, which will suffice for the next six months.

  • There were 772 new arrivals at the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) site, mostly women and children from Rubkkona and Mayom counties (Unity State) who said that they were fleeing inter-communal fighting and lacked food.

24 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • As at 23 April 2015, Kakuma had received 45,697 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 20 April, 182,384 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.

24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Anyuak refugees get help: UNHCR is coordinating with WFP on a one-month food distribution to 2,500 Anyuak refugees from Ethiopia in the Alari settlement in Pochalla, Jonglei State, starting this week.

 Medical supplies delivered: UNHCR has completed distribution of various medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, sufficient for the next six months.

22 Apr 2015 description

Au 31 mars 2015, la population sous mandat du HCR Burundi est de 138,161 personnes. Cela représente une augmentation de 596 personnes (0,43%) par rapport au mois précédent. Durant le mois sous revue, 210 demandeurs d'asile ont été reconnus au statut de réfugié dont 10 par statut dérivé . 455 nouveaux demandeurs d'asile originaires du Congo RDC ont été accueillis et assistés.