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24 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Refugees in Yida camp, South Sudan, continue to suffer from the lack of aid. The people who have fled from Sudan's Nuba Mountains are facing the start of the rainy season without shelter and plastic sheets.

On Monday, a number of refugees in Yida, close to the border with Sudan, told Radio Dabanga that the majority of the camp residents have been living in the open during the past days.

“They suffer from the torrential rains and the winds,” one refugee said. “The winds cause a lot of material losses. Most tents have collapsed.”

23 May 2016 description

56% Of refugees in Uganda are under the age of eighteen

120,208 Refugees and asylum-seekers living in Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda’s largest settlement

2% Of refugees in Uganda are elderly (over the age of 60)

25,873 Refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Uganda in the first two months of 2016

Solutions Outlook

23 May 2016 description
  • 93,054 Total new arrivals from South Sudan

  • 75,056 camp and reception centre population

  • 17,998 non-camp population

20 May 2016 description
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  • The nature of needs in South Sudan is drastically changing. 2.5 years since the conflict, communities have more nuanced, long term, varying and recovery related needs that emergency materials no longer address comprehensively.

  • The rainy season is nearly at its height across the country and urgent shelter materials, primarily plastic sheets and ropes, are needed in some communities that have failed to adequately provide themselves with locally available materials while the season allowed.

19 May 2016 description


  • Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. As of 12 May, about 45,500 refugees had arrived in East Darfur, of whom some 28,100 are in Khor Omer IDP camp.

18 May 2016 description


  • A total of 3,857 South Sudanese new arrivals have arrived in Uganda as of 12 May, lower than the 4,038 individuals received in the same period last month.
    The new arrival trend increased in the last week of April following the return and swearing in of South Sudan vice president Riek Machar to the capital Juba and decreased in the first week of May, but largely remains the same compared to April. Majority of the 2016 new arrivals are children (72%) and women (19.5%).

18 May 2016 description


Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 105,000 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.

Priority needs

  • Increased water provision

  • Relocation of population still living in communal centres

  • Updating biometric registry of IDPs

18 May 2016 description


UNHCR, the United Nations refugee organization, is mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems.

18 May 2016 description


  • Sudan refugees outflow intensifies - In the first two weeks of May, 2,114 Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan State arrived in Yida, bringing the number of new arrivals since 1st January 2016 to 6,748. This represents an increase by 124 percent compared to the previous two weeks. They reported hunger, aerial bombardments and ground attacks as the main reasons for fleeing to South Sudan. UNHCR provided them, inter alia, with registration, reception assistance and transportation to Ajuong Thok.