South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update 16 - 31 March 2018

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Mar 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.

KEY FIGURES

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.

Operational Context

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”.