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20 Aug 2017 description

South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans

Key Figures
REFUGEES IN NEED (by end 2017) 1,497,126


960.17 MILLION

673.19 MILLION

215.33 MILLION



19 Aug 2017 description

1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July

275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

19 Aug 2017 description

Overall Findings

  1. Majority of IDPs intend to stay in their current place of displacement

  2. There are no health facilities in Pading center or the three IDPs sites

  3. 2 functional boreholes in Pading center. No boreholes in the three IDPs sites

  4. Use of stagnant water for drinking, cooking and washing across the three IDP sites

  5. No schools accessible to IDPs living in Pading center or the three IDPs sites


19 Aug 2017 description

17,367 IDPs registered in Ajio, Kerwa and Logo sites

79% of IDPs intend to stay in their current place of displacement

21% of IDPs intend to return to their place of origin


18 Aug 2017 description


Depuis l’élaboration du PRH en novembre 2016, la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire en RCA s'est considérablement détériorée. Plus de 500 000 personnes sont déplacées, un niveau qui n’avait été atteint qu’en août 2014 avant le déploiement de la mission onusienne de maintien de la paix (MINUSCA). Le nombre de personnes déplacées est passé de 402 000 en janvier 2017 à plus de 500 000 en mai 2017. Soit une augmentation de 25% en cinq mois et de plus de 30% depuis le lancement du PRH.

17 Aug 2017 description

Heavy rainfall in the western Gulf of Guinea triggers flooding and damages to infrastructure

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-normal rainfall since July has elevated the risk for flooding in southeastern Sudan and parts of western Ethiopia. Heavy rainfall is forecast for mid to late August.

  2. Despite increased moisture in early August, poorly distributed rainfall across parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia,
    Djibouti, and western Somalia since early July have led to high seasonal moisture deficits.

17 Aug 2017 description


• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

17 Aug 2017 description


  • Ethiopia Marks Milestone in New Refugee Arrivals. Since September 2016 to date, IOM has now provided transport and pre-departure medical screening (PDMS) to over 100,000 refugees comprising of 84,318 South Sudanese refugees arriving in Pagak entry point, Gambella Region; 11,427 Eritrean refugees at Shire, Tigray Region; and 6,297 Somali Refugees entering through the Dolo Somali bridge bordering Ethiopia and Somalia.

17 Aug 2017 description

The international community must deliver and improve on existing financial commitments to help Uganda support the refugees it is hosting, following a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announcement that one million South Sudanese refugees are now in the country, Amnesty International said today.

16 Aug 2017 description


Wau POC area adjacent to UNMISS was established in June 2016, following violence in and around Wau town, making it the most recently established POC in South Sudan. It is also the most congested POC in the country, with registered population of 39,165 IDPs sheltering on just 200,000 m2 of land.

Current priority needs

1 Relocation of IDPs into new extension site
2 Registration of new arrivals
3 Installation of perimeter lights

16 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

Stefanie Glinski

WAU, 15 August 2017

The Catholic cathedral in Wau, South Sudan’s second largest city, is now a sanctuary for more than 10,000 people who have fled the country’s vicious civil war, but with insecurity rife and markets collapsed, help is scarce and food in short supply.

Read more on IRIN

16 Aug 2017 description

Increased influx of new arrivals to South Darfur observed in July.

Acute watery diarrhea outbreaks in East Darfur refugee camps have been contained.

Inter-agency mission visited Al Lait, North Darfur to monitor response, verify new arrivals and identify remaining gaps and needs.

  • 16,172 Total new arrivals in July 2017

  • 176,524 Total new arrivals in 2017 so far

15 Aug 2017 description


and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017


USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%


14 Aug 2017 description


La situation sécuritaire dans l’Est (Bangassou, Alindao, Bria et Zemio), et à l’Ouest (Bocaranga,
Ngaounday, Bang) de la République Centrafricaine reste préoccupante. La persistance de quelques poches d’insécurité, a provoqué de nouveaux déplacements de civiles victimes d’attaques de groupes armés. Cependant, une pluie diluvienne s’est abattue sur la ville de Bambari, localité située au centre du pays, provoquant ainsi l’effondrement de 78 maisons dans la ville.

Développements majeurs

11 Aug 2017 description
  • 19,046 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in July 2017

  • 927 Refugees, partners, government officials and host community members received capacity building trainings in July 2017.

  • 308 Transitional shelters and class rooms completed in July 2017.

Main Activities – Refugee Programme