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14 Dec 2017 description
  • No new cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) among refugees since September.

  • 7,000 refugees have arrived in North Kordofan since July, as confirmed by UNHCR following recent mission.

  • Over 4,600 refugees arrive in South Darfur. Relocation from Kafia Kinji to El Radom has begun.

Key Developments

14 Dec 2017 description
  • Total number of refugees* 812,594
  • Pre-Dec 2013 refugees 352,462
  • Post-Dec 2013 refugees 460,132
  • Total arrivals in 2017 191,861
  • Total arrivals in Nov 2017 5,859

*UNHCR and COR have amended official population statistics to include South Sudanese living in Sudan prior to December 2013, when conflict broke out in South Sudan. The Government of Sudan considers this population as refugees

13 Dec 2017 description

15,319
Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in November 2017.

2,080
New arrivals registered in South Sudan in November 2017.

18,481
Refugees’ children received Vitamin A in Upper Nile in November 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).

13 Dec 2017 description

Marking four years since the outbreak of South Sudan’s civil war, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today appealed for urgent action by all sides to settle the conflict and put an end to the country’s deepening humanitarian crisis and Africa’s largest refugee crisis.

“The world cannot continue to stand by as the people of South Sudan are terrorized by a senseless war,” the head of the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said. Grandi declared that the devastating effects of the fighting were a direct consequence of tragic failures in political leadership.

11 Dec 2017 description

2,482,790 *
Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 Nov (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

649,483 *
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 November

278,965
Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs as of 31 October

Regional Highlights

08 Dec 2017 description

Internally displaced and refugees share feelings of frustration and hopelessness with Princess during her visit to the conflict country

JUBA, South Sudan – Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan has completed her two-day visit to South Sudan where she witnessed firsthand the complexity and scale of the South Sudan crisis and met internally displaced people who shared their experiences with her.

08 Dec 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

281,642 Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 November 2017.

1.86 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 22 November 2017

US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.

Operational Context

PROTECTION

Achievements and Impact

06 Dec 2017 description

UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator for South Sudan calls for heightened support for South Sudanese refugees in DRC as they live in hardship

By Andreas Kirchhof in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo   |  06 December 2017

Martha* cradles her baby in her arms as she sits in the refugee registration centre in Meri, a refugee site in the remote province of Bas- Uélé in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The site which was opened last year in October to accommodate South Sudanese refugees now has almost 30,000 inhabitants.

06 Dec 2017 description

SUMMARY

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit (hereafter referred to as “Toolkit”) is designed as a companion to the GPC Protection Mainstreaming Training Package (hereafter referred to as “Training Package”). The Training Package is the starting point to understand the concept and principles of “protection mainstreaming”.

05 Dec 2017 description

883.5 M required for 2017
291.7 M contributions received, representing 33% of requirements
591.8 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

05 Dec 2017 description

568.8 M required for 2017 including special situations
216.6 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
352.2 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

05 Dec 2017 description

Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a soutenu les autorités congolaises dans l’ouverture de deux nouveaux sites de réfugiés à l’est et au nord-est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), afin de pouvoir assurer la protection d’un nombre grandissant de réfugiés dans le pays. Les nouveaux sites se trouvent à proximité de la ville de Baraka, dans la province du Sud-Kivu, et de Dungu, dans la province de Haut-Uélé.

01 Dec 2017 description

2,130,075 *
Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 Oct (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

646,444 *
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 October

278,965
Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs as of 31 October

Regional Highlights