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17 Oct 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

The total caseload of South Sudan refugees in DRC as of 30 June 2017 is 80,775. In the first half of the year, refugees from South Sudan continued to arrive into DRC, namely in Ituri and Haut Uele province. As of 30 June 2017, 13,542 refugees had arrived in the first semester of 2017, against 61,125 arrivals in 2016.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

In Ethiopia, asylum-seekers from South Sudan continue to arrive. In total, 36,414 persons newly registered as refugees through July 2017. This raises the total registered South Sudanese population to 380,818. Some 85% of new arrivals originated from Upper Nile State, 14% from Jonglei State, and 1% from Unity State. Women and children continue to represent the majority of new arrivals at 84%, while children under 18 years at 66%. Additional refugees have voluntarily chosen not to register.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

The borders, Nadapal with South Sudan remained open and the Immigration authorities have allowed South Sudanese applicants to enter. With the steady flow, 12476 new arrivals were registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement from January until the end of 30 June. The South Sudanese population represents the largest group in Kakuma including Kalobeyei.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

In the first semester of 2017 alone, 316,782 new refugees from South Sudan sought safety in Uganda citing fears of physical and sexual violence, political uncertainty, forced recruitment of children, looting and conflict-induced famine as reasons for fleeing their country of origin. In May 2017 the RRP planning figure was revised upwards from 300,000 to 400,000 refugees to reflect the higher rate of arrivals in the first quarter of the year compared to initial projections.

16 Oct 2017 description

Agreements with telecoms operators are helping South Sudanese families in the world’s biggest refugee settlement connect with essential services.

By Catherine Robinson | 16 October 2017

BIDIBIDI, Uganda – Brian Dinga, his sister-in-law and her six children fled their South Sudanese home in September 2016 after his brother was shot dead in fighting.

15 Oct 2017 description

883.5 M required for 2017

257.4 M contributions received, representing 31% of requirements

626.1 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

15 Oct 2017 description
  • 11,055 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in September 2017.

  • 904 Refugees, IDPs and partners received capacity training across South Sudan in September 2017.

  • 1,009 Refugees newly arrived in Yida refugee settlement in September 2017.

Working with Partners

  • UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

15 Oct 2017 description

The conflicts in Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan have led to an increasing number of displaced people who are facing food crises. There have been significant efforts to provide humanitarian aid to populations in need to prevent the occurrence of famine. However, prolonged violence in these countries, in combination with the environmental conditions continues to cause drought and exacerbate food insecurity for these populations. Security issues are preventing access to populations of concern and are blocking food and non-food aid.

13 Oct 2017 description

Introduction

Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda

Uganda has been hosting refugees for a long time, but the years 2016 and 2017 have presented the highest ever recorded inflows of refugees into the country with the current numbers standing at close to 1.3 million.

13 Oct 2017 description

Context

Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site was established in December 2013 with Site location 115,020 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

Current priority needs

  • Maintaining the civilian character of the PoC
  • Addressing congestion in the PoC
  • Malaria prevention and treatment
13 Oct 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

CCCM cluster attended the Global CCCM cluster retreat in Geneva from 27 to 28 September 2017. In total, South Sudan was represented by eight participants from four agencies: three IOM, two UNHCR, two ACTED and one DRC. The team contributed to the global cluster strategy development and prioritization as well as sharing of experiences/practices with similar actors from all over the world.

Wau

13 Oct 2017 description

883,546 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

243,410 Households

13 Oct 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

73,307 South Sudanese arrivals between 1 January and 30 September 2017

416,886 Total South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia as of 30 September 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • All the estimated 30,000 new arrivals, who crossed into Ethiopia over the past weeks through the Gambella Region, were relocated to the extension site in Nguenyyiel camp.