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Benishangul-Gumuz Region Situational Update June 2020

Situation Report
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Operational context

The registered refugee population in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region stands at 65,513 Persons of Concern (PoC), of which 65.5% (42,945) are Sudanese, 33.2% (21,808) are South Sudanese and 1.31% are from other nationalities. In the first six months of 2020, Sub-Office Assosa received a total of 1700 new arrivals out of which 1483 were registered before closure of the border and the remaining 218 new arrivals were received after the border closure. To curb the spread of COVID19, Ethiopia closed its land borders in March; hence only a limited number of new arrivals (218) have been registered. Per the Government’s State of Emergency, movement restrictions have been enforced, and refugees who have arrived in the Benishngul-Gumuz Region from other parts of Ethiopia or overseas have been quarantined. The Benishangul-Gumuz Region is one of the Regions affected by COVID -19. The overall security situation is relatively calm and most protection and assistance activities in the Refugee Camps have continued without any major disruptions except the delays of food arrivals.