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31 Aug 2016 description

During a visit to Uganda, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called for action to end the violence in South Sudan that has sent thousands fleeing.

By: Dana Hughes

ADJUMANI, Uganda – During a visit to Uganda, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has made a passionate plea to end the human rights violations and atrocities that have sent thousands fleeing South Sudan across the border.

30 Aug 2016 description

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, today called for greater international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees as well as donor support for Uganda’s exceptional open-door approach towards people fleeing conflict in neighbouring countries.

Speaking at the end of a two-day visit to the East African country, Grandi appealed to the leaders of South Sudan to behave responsibly and end the violence and instability that is forcing their people to go into exile.

29 Aug 2016 description


  • 4,854 people have fled to Uganda over the past three days, 1,293 on Friday, 2,059 on Saturday and 1,502 on Sunday.

  • 848 people crossed in to Uganda using the Elegu (Adjumani axis) border point, 143 in Moyo, 18 in Lamwo and 3,845 in Oraba. More than three times as many people crossed in Oraba than Elegu, the latter of which had previously been the main point of entry. This reflects that most new arrivals in Uganda are now mostly fleeing from Central Equatoria, as compared to Eastern Equatoria in earlier weeks.

25 Aug 2016 description
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  • Beginning in late January 2016, there has been an influx of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan and settling in large numbers in East Darfur. As of 14 August, the number of new arrivals recorded in East Darfur exceeds 50,000 individuals. Over 30,000 of these South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Khor Omer camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), Ed Daein locality, and the remainder arrived throughout the other seven localities in the state.

25 Aug 2016 description

In line with UNHCR’s global Strategy for Public Health (2014 – 2018), with the support of the Gates Foundation, UNHCR started a special project to improve neonatal care focusing on low cost interventions in Jordan, Kenya and South Sudan.

25 Aug 2016 description


Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 94,800 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 Aug 2016 description


 2,700 people have fled to Uganda over the past two days, 1,386 on Monday and 1,314 on Sunday.

 Oraba continues to be the main border crossing point, and is now receiving nearly twice as many new arrivals on a daily basis than Elegu. This reflects the fact that most people arriving in Uganda in recent days are fleeing from Central Equatoria.

23 Aug 2016 description


South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)

Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

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

Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)