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South Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (1 - 15 April 2017)

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South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 April

Total South Sudanese refugees as of 15 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

Refugees in South Sudan (31 March)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site


USD 781.8 M
Requested by UNHCR in 2017 for the South Sudan situation

USD 94.1 M
Received by UNHCR as of 19 April 2017

Funded: 11%
Gap: 89%

*The population and arrival figures are based on best available information at the time of production. UNHCR continues to verify the numbers in all countries and future updates may vary as new information becomes available. The arrivals into Uganda since July 1 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wristbanding. Actual population to be confirmed upon biometric registration by the Government.


  • In South Sudan, fighting broke out on 3 April in Pajok, a border town of up to 50,000 people in Eastern Equatoria, and caused mass displacement into Uganda and surroundings, with reports of grave violations against civilians.

  • In Uganda, some 7,000 refugees fled South Sudan in the days following the fighting in Pajok, South Sudan, including 3,200 on 4 April. On 12 April, Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR opened a new settlement at Palabek, in Lamwo district, with the capacity to accommodate 30,000 refugees.

  • In Sudan, over 10,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in the first half of April. Since 1 January 2017, over 95,000 refugees have arrived in Sudan, exceeding the initial projections of 60,000 new arrivals in 2017. UNHCR and partners have revised the initial 2017 RRRP population planning figure from 330,000 to 477,000.

  • In Ethiopia, Nguenyyiel refugee camp is almost full with a remaining capacity for 5,832 additional refugees. The camp currently hosts 54,177 refugees. A new site has been identified with the capacity to accommodate 30,000 people.

  • In Kenya, the World Food Programme (WFP) has resumed full ration distribution in Kakuma refugee camp after cutting food rations by 50 percent in December 2016 due to severe funding shortages.