South Sudan + 6 more

South Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (16 - 30 April 2017)



South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 April

Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

Refugees in South Sudan (30 April)

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


USD 883.5 M
Requested by UNHCR in 2017 for the South Sudan situation

USD 139.1 M
Received by UNHCR as of 9 May 2017

Funded: 16%
Gap: 84%

*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, a renewed offensive in Upper Nile has forcibly displaced up to 30,000 civilians from Tonga and Kodok, which has also triggered a refugee outflow to Sudan. UNHCR in South Sudan and Sudan continue to share information to inform the additional needs of the regional response as the situation evolves.

  • In Sudan, over 23,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan in the month of April. This brings total new arrivals in 2017 to over 108,000. Following reports of intensification of fighting in Upper Nile state, South Sudan, UNHCR and the Commission of Refugees (COR) led a mission to Abu Jubaiha to receive the new arrivals and conduct a rapid assessment.

  • In Uganda, a total of 46,054 South Sudanese refugees arrived to Uganda in the month of April. Following the launch of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Uganda on 24 March 2017, a CRRF Secretariat has been established under the Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister.

  • In Ethiopia, preparations for the relocation of South Sudanese refugees to the newly identified site, Gure Shembola camp in Assosa, are ongoing as Nguenyyiel camp is close to reaching full capacity.