South Sudan + 4 more

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (November 2019)



297,947 Number of refugees in South Sudan. 92% come from Sudan, 6% from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1% from Ethiopia, and 1% from the Central African Republic.

1.46 million Number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan, 13% of which are staying inside six UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.

228,160 Number of South Sudanese refugees who have returned in a self-organized manner (November 2017– 2019) 2.2 million remain in neighboring countries.

In this issue

  • UNHCR and partners continued to provide emergency assistance to 150,000 refugees and 50,000 host community members affected by flooding in Maban County, Upper Nile. (Page 3-4)

  • Refugees in camps and settlements across the country engaged in 16 Days of Activism Against GenderBased Violence beginning on 25 November. (Page 7)

  • 43,730 refugees were reached with health education messages, such as Ebola and cholera prevention in November. (Page 9)

  • IDPs who humanitarians assisted to return home from displacement sites in Melut in May are thriving in Baliet County, Upper Nile, according to a periodic protection assessment UNHCR and partners conducted on 13-14 November. (Page 10)