South Sudan situation: Regional Emergency update 8 – 14 August 2016

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 14 Aug 2016 View Original

KEY FIGURES

94,693*
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)

947,383*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

259,796
Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

USD 608.8 M
Requested by UNHCR for the situation

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 94,693 refugees have fled South Sudan since 8 July, including 78,017 into Uganda. New arrivals from South Sudan report ongoing violence against civilians, looting, forced recruitment and rape, as well as armed actors preventing others from leaving the country.

  • Seasonal rains are hampering response efforts in multiple locations. In Ethiopia, the roads between Gambella and the entry points remain cut off. In Sudan, the rain is impacting on access and site development in certain areas in White Nile state and East Darfur State.

  • UNHCR continues to provide assistance to IDPs and refugees in Juba and throughout South Sudan.