South Sudan + 2 more

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update 15/2015, 16-22 April 2015

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 Anyuak refugees get help: UNHCR is coordinating with WFP on a one-month food distribution to 2,500 Anyuak refugees from Ethiopia in the Alari settlement in Pochalla, Jonglei State, starting this week.

 Medical supplies delivered: UNHCR has completed distribution of various medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, sufficient for the next six months.

 Asylum seekers get certificates: Of the 510 Ethiopians, Eritreans and Somalis in the Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Juba, 507 have received asylum certificates. Three certificates remain uncollected.

 Relocations in Doro refugee camp: UNHCR and Doro (Upper Nile State) camp management agency the Danish Refugee Council relocated 176 households (891 individuals, including 3 persons with specific needs) from the Gabanite community to a new camp expansion site as part of the decongestion exercise in Doro. The community, which was at risk of flooding during the rainy season and was too close to the airstrip, fully participated and voluntarily carried most of their luggage. Women and children were transported by bus to the new site.

 Shelters completed: The 2,000 transitional shelters planned in Kaya refugee camp, Upper Nile State, have been completed (100 per cent).

 772 new arrivals in Bentiu POC: There were 772 new arrivals at the POC from 11-17 April, mostly women and children from Rubkona and Mayom counties in Unity State. They said they were fleeing inter-communal fighting and lacked food. The few men among the new arrivals said they were fleeing forced military recruitment by the SPLA.