South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 2, 30 January -­ 7 February 2014

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 07 Feb 2014 View Original


  • Number of refugees crossing into Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda increased to more than 131,000, who have left their country since December 2013.

  • While the overall number of internally displaced people has grown to some 740,000, UNMISS reported a drop in the number of people seeking protection in its bases.

  • On 5 February, UNHCR started distribution of relief items outside the UN base in Malakal, South Sudan.
    This is expected to benefit 10,000 people, who have been displaced by the recent violence.

  • In Kenya, Kakuma refugee camps nearing saturation point.

  • The Government of Sudan requested UNHCR to provide aid to South Sudanese arrivals in West Nile state.

  • In Uganda, urgent need to improve and increase sanitation facilities for South Sudanese refugees.
    Priority will be given to relocation from the transit sites to the settlements.