South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 10, 7 – 11 April 2014

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 11 Apr 2014 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The crisis has led to a severe deterioration in the food security situation and around 3.7 million people are now at high risk of food insecurity.
    UNHCR and partners are very concerned about the food and nutrition situation, especially for the over 126,000 Sudanese refugees living in Maban, Upper Nile State.

  • SUDAN: Refugees continue to arrive from Upper Nile State to White Nile State and South Kordofan State at a rate of 200 per day. The rainy season will shortly start and the two relocation sites in White Nile State and the majority of affected areas in South Kordofan will then be inaccessible.

  • UGANDA: The Government provided two additional settlements for South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani District and one of them is already operating.

  • ETHIOPIA: South Sudanese asylum seekers continue to arrive in Gambella region mainly through Pagak border entry point. The continued influx of asylum seekers through this border point is attributed to the recently reported renewed fighting between government armed forces and the rebels in Upper Nile State.

  • KENYA: From 2 to 4 April, Australia for UNHCR National Director, Ms. Naomi Steer, visited Kakuma in order to identify operational gaps in water and sanitation due to the South Sudan crisis. She visited the Nadapal border entry point and interacted with asylum seekers from South Sudan. Funds that have been raised are mainly to fund gaps in latrine construction and increasing water coverage for camp residents.