South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 2, 30 January - 7 February 2014
Number of refugees crossing into Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda increased to more than 131,000, who have left their country since December 2013.
While the overall number of internally displaced people has grown to some 740,000, UNMISS reported a drop in the number of people seeking protection in its bases.
On 5 February, UNHCR started distribution of relief items outside the UN base in Malakal, South Sudan.
This is expected to benefit 10,000 people, who have been displaced by the recent violence.
In Kenya, Kakuma refugee camps nearing saturation point.
The Government of Sudan requested UNHCR to provide aid to South Sudanese arrivals in West Nile state.
In Uganda, urgent need to improve and increase sanitation facilities for South Sudanese refugees.
Priority will be given to relocation from the transit sites to the settlements.