The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 189,343 individuals, with the number continuing to increase daily.
A total of 686 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Ethiopia over the last week through the three entry points of Akobo, Burbiey and Pagak. New arrivals from Akobo and Burbiey were relocated to Matar with assistance from IOM for transport. There are currently 10,923 refugees in Matar waiting for relocation to a camp.
This map illustrates satellite-detected shelters and other buildings at the Minkaman IDP Site in Lakes State, South Sudan, as seen by the WorldView-2 satellite on 1 September 2014. People displaced by ongoing instability in the region of Bor have established multiple IDP camps on the west bank of the White Nile in Awerial County. Imagery acquired on 3 July 2014 showed approximately 13,492 shelters and 572 infrastructure or support buildings occupying multiple areas along the White Nile. Imagery also showed an area being prepared for accommodating new shelters.
25 September 2014 - Assisting South Sudanese uprooted by communal violence which started on 15 September at the country’s border with Uganda, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) began distributing relief items this week.
The conflict between communities in Kajo-Keji County and Uganda’s Moyo district left almost 12,000 South Sudanese refugees displaced and forced to return to their country, according to Kajo-Keji County Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Secretary Henry Sokiri,
As at 24th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,485 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,445. As at 21st September 174,737refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.
BENTIU, 24 September 2014 (IRIN) - The 47,000 people who have fled to the UN base in Bentiu, South Sudan, lack most things. In some parts of the camp, 158 people are forced to share one latrine. Women and children swelter for hours waiting for their turn at a borehole. August downpours destroyed mattresses and clothes and replacements are virtually impossible to come by.
The only thing there is too much of is the toxic green water - left over from last month's rain - a stagnant pool across much of the camp that flows into people's homes with each new storm.
As of the end of September 2014, the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) allocated some US$12.2 million, covering a wide range of responses from treatment of malnutrition, to emergency water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and agriculture projects. During the year, significant support was also provided to refugees, particularly to South Sudanese asylum seekers that crossed the border seeking for protection and humanitarian assistance. In addition, support to common services including the humanitarian air service and common pipelines for nutrition programmes were funded.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.