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24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Democratic Republic of Congo, a total of 11,966 South Sudanese refugees are registered in the Haut-Uélé province of DRC, of which 11,120 biometrically registered and 846 pre-registered. Further verification missions are planned towards the month of June.

  • In Gambella, Ethiopia, UNHCR and most implementing partners have resumed humanitarian activities in Jewi, Kule and Tiekidi refugee camps, with the exception of Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Jewi camp. The security situation remains calm though fragile and unpredictable.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Deteriorating food and nutrition security, driven by high food prices and the declining economic situation is affecting South Sudanese across the country.

  • In Sudan and Uganda, the rate of new arrivals has slowed compared to previous months. It remains to be seen whether the numbers will increase given the deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan.

23 Jun 2016 description
  • Intensive fighting continues in South Sudan forcing the displacement of tens of thousands of civilians in a country where almost 1.7 million people are internally displaced.

22 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)

907,447* Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years

Outside South Sudan
725,876 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013
(UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 15 June 2016)

14 Jun 2016 description
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272,293 total refugees residing in South Sudan

742,747 refugees originating from South Sudan post 15 Dec 2013

123,233 refugees originating from South Sudan pre 15 Dec 2013

10 Jun 2016 description

REPORTING PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the DRC, 1,161 refugees (592 screened at the Bitima Health Zone and 569 at the DunguHealthZone)are reported to be in need of urgent health assistance. UNHCR is negotiating with the local Referral Hospital and the Health Center in Bitima to provide assistance to the most severe andurgent cases.

02 Jun 2016 description

This report is the seventh in a series of Protection Trends papers prepared by the South Sudan Protection Cluster in close collaboration with the three sub-clusters and other protection actors. After providing an overview of the protection situation, the paper discusses trends on issues reported and observed in the first quarter of 2016 (1 January through 31 March), including forced displacement and population movements, threats against children, gender-based violence, and landmines and explosive remnants of war.

24 May 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • The US$/SSP exchange rates exhibited daily fluctuations for the better part of April 2016. The local currency gained slight ground against the USD in the intervening period of signing of the Compromise Peace Agreement in the last two weeks of April, only to resume loosing trends thereafter and was exchanging at SSP 36-39/1$ in third week of May in the black market. The persistent shortage of dollars continued to dis-incentivize imports into the country during the reporting month.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

· Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires USD 117 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees, particularly in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

· Deteriorating food and nutrition security, driven by high food prices and the declining economic situation is affecting South Sudanese across the country.

19 May 2016 description

Key messages

  • The worsening humanitarian situation and the suffering of the people of South Sudan have reached unimaginable proportions. The country ranks second in the European Commission's Global Vulnerability and Crisis Assessment index (after the Central African Republic). South Sudan was the world's most fragile State in 2014 and 2015 (Fragile States index).

15 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The security situation in Gambella town and refugee camps in Gambella region, Ethiopia, remained calm, though fragile and unpredictable. While UNHCR and some partner agencies resumed camp activities on 27 April following the incident on 21 April in Jewi camp, other partners are yet to resume full scale activities because key national and international staff members left Gambella after the outbreak of violence.

15 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The security situation in Gambella town and refugee camps in Gambella region, Ethiopia, remained calm, though fragile and unpredictable. While UNHCR and some partner agencies resumed camp activities on 27 April following the incident on 21 April in Jewi camp, other partners are yet to resume full scale activities because key national and international staff members left Gambella after the outbreak of violence.

11 May 2016 description

266,916 total refugees residing in South Sudan

713,010 refugees originating from South Sudan post 15 Dec 2013

123,348 refugees originating from South Sudan pre 15 Dec 2013