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South Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (1 - 31 December 2016)

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761,550 South Sudanese arrivals in 2016, based on field reports (as of 31 Dec)

1,434,742 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 Dec (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

261,541 Refugees in South Sudan

1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING (as of 3 January)

USD 649.0 M Requested by UNHCR in 2016 for the South Sudan situation


  • Uganda received high numbers of new arrivals from South Sudan in the first half of December, peaking on 13 December when over 7,000 refugees crossed into Uganda, the third highest daily arrival in 2016. However the rate of arrival decreased significantly towards the end of the month, with just 59 arrivals recorded on Christmas Day.

  • In South Sudan, UNHCR provided assistance in Maban after inter-community conflict which broke out between 25 and 28 December between refugees from Doro refugee camp and host community in Bunj, Maban County. The conflict was triggered by the detention and death of a male refugee in custody on 23 December 2016.

  • In Kenya, the ongoing verification exercise in Kakuma was completed in late December, confirming 84,983 South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. The total South Sudanese refugee population in Kenya stands at 87,378, including individuals registered in Nairobi and Dadaab.