South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update 1-15 July 2018

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 15 Jul 2018

6,400+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds during the reporting period.

600+ Individuals received capacity building trainings during the reporting period

2,000+ Refugees ID cards issued in Upper Nile during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

297,150 Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 June 2018.

1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 200,571 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 July 2018.

US $809.4 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2018.

PROTECTION

Achievements and Impact

Unity

  • In Yida, UNHCR registered 198 new arrivals (82 women, 116 men) from South Kordofan, which represents a 45% increase compared to the same period in 2017.

  • During the reporting period, UNHCR relocated 269 refugees to Ajuong Thok (71) and Pamir (198) refugee camps. This includes 86 refugees previously settled in Yida and 183 new arrivals. This represents a 31% increase as compared to the same period in 2017. As of 15 July 2018, the refugee population in Jamjang camps are as follows: Ajuong Thok refugee camp - 45,504, Pamir refugee camp - 29,894, Yida refugee settlement - 51,772.

  • Since the beginning of 2018, 15,148 Yida refugees have been relocated to Jamjang camps (11,503 new arrivals and 3,645 residual caseload).

  • In the Jamjang refugee camps, UNHCR partner International Rescue Committee (IRC) supported 14 Sexual Gender Based Violence cases. Cumulatively, 255 cases have been supported since January (Pamir - 95, Yida - 37 and Ajuong Thok - 123). To enhance community’s participation in SGBV prevention and response, seven of the cases were identified and with the consent of the survivors, were referred for assistance by other humanitarian partners including the police, whiles seven were self-referred.

  • In Ajuong Thok refugee camp, 90 (30 women, 60 men) refugees graduated from a six-month session on “Engaging Men and Boys through Accountable Practices” (EMAP) conducted by IRC to prevent violence against women, girls, boys and men. EMAP engages men in transformative individual behaviour change, accountable practices that contribute to ensuring a safe protection environment for women and girls. The graduates will be integrated into “SASA!” “SASA!” is about community mobilization, working with individuals, groups and institutions over time in many different ways to inspire, encourage and support them in making positive changes in their lives.

  • In Ajuong Thok refugee camp, UNHCR and its partners Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) convened a conference on case management to review 13 mental health cases (4 women, 9 men). As a result, regular monthly meetings on mental health cases will be conducted.

  • Following a protection assessment, UNHCR distributed torches to 33 (26 women, 7 men) persons with specific needs including three children (2 girls, 1 boy).

  • In Ajuong Thok and Pamir refugee camps, UNHCR partner Lutheran World Federation (LWF) conducted trainings on child rights, referral mechanism and roles of different committees in camps to 84 (39 girls, 45 boys) members of child rights clubs, 52 (19 women, 33 men) youth between 15 and 20 years old and 88 (53 women 35 men) members of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs).