South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (1-15 November 2018)

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

6,700+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.

7,900+ Refugees children and mothers received nutrition support in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs benefited from capacity building activities across South Sudan during the reporting period.

REFUGEE RESPONSE

Achievements and Impact

Unity

  • During the reporting period, UNHCR registered 529 newly arrived refugees (282 men, 247 women) from South Kordofan, which is a decrease of 30% compared to the same period in 2017.

  • During the reporting period, UNHCR relocated 528 refugees to Jamjang’s two refugee camps (94 - Ajuong Thok camp, 434 - Pamir camp) including 390 new arrivals and 138 refugees previously settled in Yida. In the same period in 2017, 495 refugees were relocated including 19 refugees from Yida settlement.

  • As of 15 November 2018, Ajuong Thok refugee camp population stood at 42,456, Pamir refugee camp at 32,024 and Yida refugee settlement at 52,019. Decreased number of refugees in Ajuong Thok is due to the inactivation of refugees who have either died or returned to the country of origin, as reported during the verification exercise.

  • In Ajuong Thok refugee camp, UNHCR completed the verification exercise with 95% of the targeted population verified out of which 7% no-show was recorded.

  • In Jamjang refugee camps, UNHCR supported 19 Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases. Out of a target of 400 cases, 420 have been supported since January (Pamir- 149, Yida- 68, and Ajuong Thok203).

  • In Ajuong Thok refugee camp, UNHCR supported 49 extremely vulnerable women and girls with rice, soap, salt, shoes, and clothes. Cumulatively, 1,793 extremely vulnerable women and girls have received material assistance since January 2018.

  • In Ajuong Thok refugee camp, UNHCR identified 4,058 Persons with Specific Needs (PSNs) as a result of the completed verification exercise. The majority included unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) and elderly persons unable to care themselves. UNHCR and partners continue to assess and support individual PSNs.