UNHCR South Sudan Situation Report No. 0015, 3 - 4 February 2014

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 04 Feb 2014 View Original

Developments

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations conducted a two-day visit to South Sudan (2-3 February) after attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

As of 4 February, UNMISS is protecting over nearly 75,000 civilians who have sought refuge in eight of the Mission’s compounds throughout the country, including 43,000 in Juba.

UNMISS reported the arrival on 4 February of a contingent of 266 additional peacekeepers in South Sudan. The troops include 10 women, two of whom are doctors, and three are nurses. They will be deployed in Juba at the UNMISS PoC sites.

On 4 February, the Deputy Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan launched a USD1.27 billion appeal to assist some 3.2 million South Sudanese who are worst affected by recent hostilities. The appeal covers the ongoing crisis until June 2014.