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South Sudan Refugee Situation: UNHCR Regional Update 16, 19 – 23 May 2014

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  • "We are losing time. Farmers should be planting their crops right now," the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Amos, told a donors' conference that took place in Oslo on 19-20 May. "If they don't, and if livestock herders are not able to migrate to grazing areas, people will run out of food."

  • The U.N. has estimated that $1.8 billion in aid is needed for South Sudan, more than the $1.3 billion previously estimated. Donors including the United States, Britain and Norway have agreed to give more than $600 million on top of $536 million already pledged.

  • The Ministry of Health of South Sudan is concerned about the ongoing cholera situation in Juba and formally declared a cholera outbreak in Juba, Central Equatoria State. The Ministry of Health and WHO have taken steps to conduct comprehensive investigations and are on the ground following up on the cases.

  • The CEO of IKEA Foundation visited Kakuma last week and was accompanied by UNHCR. The delegation toured various facilities in the camp and was also briefed by partners on Kakuma operations and the challenges/gaps. Useful discussions and an exchange of ideas took place with a view to find solutions for the identified challenges (e.g land).