Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
Most read reports
- One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states
- Violations and Abuses Against Civilians in Gbudue and Tambura States (Western Equatoria), April-August 2018
- Recruited but not ‘child soldiers’: Returning girls in South Sudan risk being left without support
- Women and the Future of South Sudan: Local Insights for Building Inclusive Constituencies for Peace
- DTM South Sudan: Cathedral Collective Centre | Wau Town | Western Bahr el Ghazal | Biometric Registration (18 October 2018)
This briefing paper summarises the Refugee Council of Australia’s longer submission on the Refugee and Humanitarian Program for 2017-2018.
Scope of the consultation process
Australia has committed $5 million to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide food, medical assistance, water, shelter and protection for up to 245,000 refugees fleeing Sudan due to ongoing violence.
Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Richard Marles announced the assistance while visiting villages along the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
"Many of those who have fled are arriving in refugee camps suffering from dehydration and malnourishment and without the most basic possessions," Mr Marles said.
A new study has found the majority of refugees from Sudan who arrived in Australia over the past decade want to return home.
Many of those surveyed experienced isolation and reported being discriminated against, particularly when it came to employment and housing.
Nyok Gor is one of around 23,000 Sudanese refugees who fled to Australia over the past decade.
He arrived in late 2003 as one of the "lost boys of Sudan".
He began studying at university, but found it difficult to get work and accommodation.
The Australian Government has today formally recognised the Republic of South Sudan as an independent state.
South Sudan declared its independence today.
Australia warmly welcomes South Sudan into the community of nations.
Independence reflects the clear aspirations of the South Sudanese people, as expressed in January's credible and peaceful referendum.
We congratulate in particular Australia's large South Sudanese community, with Australia the largest voting site outside of Africa.