Sudan: Population & Operational Update: South Sudanese Refugee Response (1 - 31 May 2018)

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 May 2018 View Original

Ongoing fuel shortage across Sudan hindering refugee operations.

Delayed site extensions for refugee camps in East Darfur.

Heavy rains damage shelters and refugee school in South Kordofan.

Population Update

  • OVER 2,600 SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES ARRIVE IN MAY – Decreasing new arrival flows continued through May, with 2,641 refugees arriving to East Darfur, White Nile, West Kordofan and South Kordofan. This brings total new arrivals in 2018 so far to 20,327.

  • REFUGEE POPULATION FIGURE FOR BURAM, SOUTH DARFUR DOWN BY NEARLY 70 PER CENT FOLLOWING BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION – Biometric registration completed for refugees living in out-of-camp settlements in Buram verified nearly 1,191 refugees living in the area. This is just over 30 per cent of the original household registration figure of over 3,600 collected in the last quarter of 2017. Refugee community leaders have confirmed that household sizes are less than what was reported during household registration, with some citing secondary movements of family members for labour opportunities. Continuous registration has been established at Buram to capture new arrivals and any missing households.

  • BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION EXERCISE CONTINUES FOR SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN KHARTOUM – As of 29 May, the Government of Sudan’s Commission for Refugees (COR), with support from UNHCR, have registered over 1,600 South Sudanese refugees living in ‘open area’ settlements. Biometric registration will support refugees’ access to protection, documentation and other assistance, and is being conducted in coordination with the Immigration and Passport Police (IPP)’s (civil) registration process and issuance of foreign ID numbers. IPP has so far registered some 29,000 refugees.