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
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- WFP Completes First Food Delivery by Boat in Upper Nile
- South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan, January - December 2018
- South Sudan declares the end of its longest cholera outbreak
- UN considering new base on western bank of Nile to give South Sudanese refugees confidence to return
- South Sudan: Warring Parties Break Promises on Child Soldiers
13,698 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.
2,498 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period
9,142 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.
1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 February 2018
- 1 Million+ South Sudan refugees in Uganda
- 602,021 new refugee arrivals in 2017
- 62% child refugees from South Sudan in Uganda
- 82% of South Sudan refugees in Uganda are women and children
- 1.39 Million total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda
There are 3.3 million IDP returnees in Iraq compared with 2.4 million IDPs. Health, protection and shelter needs are the key humanitarian concerns facing these population groups.
- NFI distribution planned for Khartoum in February.
- Rising food prices driving increased food insecurity for refugees and host communities across Sudan.
- Critical anti-malarial drug shortage in White Nile refugee camp clinics.
- Nearly 5,800 refugees arrive in Sudan – An estimated 5,770 refugees newly arrived in Sudan over January, with the majority arriving in East Darfur (2,285), West Kordofan (1,430) and South Darfur (1,199).
39,806 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in January 2018.
2,223 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in January 2018.
40,502 Refugees living in Ajuong Thok refugee camp as of 31 January 2018
Working with Partners in 2018
■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
MOSES YAKUDU AND LENI KINZLI
Orphans in Torit can now drift into their dreams on new bunk beds donated to them on Thursday. The 40 beds were handed over to the Faith Ministry International Orphanage Centre by German Military Liaison Officer Sven Lindner, who works in Torit for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
The robust donation, which was done on behalf of a Germany organization called Lachen Helfen (which literally means Laughing and Helping), will help the orphans sleep peacefully, enabling them to concentrate on their studies.
Violent clashes between the Government of Sudan and armed groups have caused large scale internal displacement since 2003. Approximately 1.1 million of the IDPs are still found in South and Central Darfur where the Darfur Program is intervening. During 2017, the level of armed confrontations in Darfur has continued to decrease but the situation remains highly volatile; increased criminality, the spread of firearms, inter-tribal fighting, the absence of law enforcement and unleashed militia are still major challenges.
At the end of 2017, an estimated 45% of the national population remaining within South Sudan, (nearly 5 million individuals), was severely food insecure under the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in South Sudan.1 In some of the most food insecure areas, humanitarian access remains problematic. To support the humanitarian response and to identify hotspot areas of food insecurity, REACH utilizes the Area of Knowledge (AoK) remote monitoring methodology.
• 200,000 South Sudanese refugees are expected to arrive in Sudan in 2018.
• People in parts of North Darfur and Kassala are likely to face food shortages due to poor rains and harvest - FEWS NET.
• WFP in April will be registering protracted IDPs in Tawilla, North Darfur using SCOPE system to allocate assistance through its Food for Assets activities.
• 7,500 vulnerable people in Golo and Nertiti received winter ES/NFIs.
February 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan’s White Nile State has reached 150,000, said the chairman of the technical coordination committee for refugee affairs in the state, Altayeb Mohamed Abdallah.
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) the South Sudanese refugees have been accommodated in two camps in Al-Gabalain area and six camps in Al-Salam area.
Abdallah pointed out to new flows of refugees which require the establishment of additional camps in areas that need to be provided with the basic services.
901,235 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers
Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 900,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 January 2018.
In January 2018, 7,895 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (5,960) and Eritrea (1,639)
Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF in November 2017, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York
Effects of inter-communal violence between Lendu and Hema ethnic groups that broke out in Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and attacks by Mai-Mai militia in North Kivu started in December 2017, resulted into mass displacement and population movement of people from the DRC to Uganda.
Opened in July 2016, Pagirinya settlement hosts more than 32,000 refugees displaced from South Sudan. The humanitarian response across all sectors has now stabilized and is beginning to shift beyond emergency operations. The settlement’s organized, physical design facilitates access to important facilities, including health centers and schools. However, services in many sectors, such as health and nutrition and water, health and sanitation, must be improved to meet the needs of the population.
Gaps & Challenges
Originally closed in 2006 after many South Sudanese refugees returned home, Olua I/II was reopened in 2012 to host another influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing inter-communal violence. Settlement residents, similarly to other refugees in Adjumani district, live in close proximity to Ugandan nationals and share services and institutions with the host community. Although there is relatively peaceful coexistence between communities, refugees face challenging conditions and need more extensive assistance relating to livelihoods opportunities and education in particular.
After opening in January 2014, Nyumanzi has become the largest refugee settlement in Adjumani district in terms of population size. Despite their relatively recent arrival, residents are already well-established and a strong community has emerged in which refugee households actively collaborate with each other to share resources. Although many refugees are resilient, gaps in critical sectors, such as education and water, health and santitation, persist and undermine refugees’ ability to cope with their displacement.
Gaps & Challenges