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South Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (16 - 31 January 2017)

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South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 Jan

Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 January 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

Refugees in South Sudan

1.853 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,862 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site


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

48 M
Received by UNHCR as of 14 Feb 2017


  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees has now passed 1.5 million, with a further 1.85 million internally displaced people and 262,560 refugees inside South Sudan. With this large scale displacement, South Sudan is now Africa’s largest refugee crisis and the world’s third after Syria and Afghanistan - with less attention and chronic levels of underfunding.

  • The rate of arrival into Uganda has increased, with some 58,000 South Sudanese refugees crossing into the country in January. According to reports from refugees, the increased influx is partly attributable to an escalation in violence between armed forces in the areas around Kajo-Keji. Refugees report having been instructed to leave the area, skirmishes between armed groups, lootings, killing of civilians and sexual assault of women and girls.

  • Over 10,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan in January. Additional influxes of refugees are anticipated into South Kordofan and White Nile, amid reports of an upsurge in armed conflict and increased displacement in Wau Shilluk and Malakal, South Sudan, near the Sudan border.