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

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 15 Oct 2018

104 Cases of SGBV successfully closed since January 2018 in Unity

140,000 litres Of additional water available for use in Upper Nile

95% pass rate of Primary 8 students from three refugee primary schools in Ajuong Thok refugee camp in Unity after their mock exams



Achievements and Impact

Western Equatoria

  • UNHCR registered 75 newly arrived refugees (30 families) in Yambio.


  • In Jamjang, UNHCR registered 375 (211 men, 164 women) newly arrived refugees from South Kordofan which is a decrease of 41% compared to the same period last year.
  • UNHCR relocated 309 refugees from Yida to two refugee camps in Jamjang; 13 refugees to Ajuong Thok refugee camp, 296 refugees to Pamir refugee camp. Among them, 218 were new arrivals while 91 were Yida residual refugees.
  • On 5th October, UNHCR launched a verification exercise in Ajuong Thok refugee camp. By 15th October, UNHCR verified 9,393 refugees, 20% of the target population.
  • Five Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases (3-emotional abuse, 2-physical assault) were closed after survivors were determined to have fully recovered. Since January 2018, 104 SGBV cases have been closed (52-Ajuong Thok, 39-Pamir, 13 -Yida).