South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (16 - 31 March 2018)
145,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.
1,600+ Individuals received capacitybuilding training during the reporting period.
32,000+ Children, pregnant and lactating women screened for nutritional status during the reporting period.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
292,31 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 March 2018.
1.85 million IDPs in South Sudan including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 19 March
US $809.4 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan situation in 2018.
As result of UNHCR and other humanitarian actors’ regular visits to Lasu, dozens of refugees are returning to the refugee settlement. However, the movement of warring parties to the hide-out locations of refugees has created fear among the refugees as lootings, rapes, harassment have been reported by refugees. UNHCR has begun protection advocacy with both parties to the conflict so that they leave Lasu settlement as a “free zone”.