|Location name||Source||Data date||Population|
|Western Equatoria||UNHCR||28 Feb 2019||3.2%||9,477|
|Upper Nile||UNHCR||28 Feb 2019||50.2%||147,688|
|Unity||UNHCR||28 Feb 2019||40.4%||118,868|
|Central Equatoria||UNHCR||28 Feb 2019||5.4%||16,005|
|Jonglei||UNHCR||28 Feb 2019||0.7%||1,928|
|Country of origin||Source||Data date||Population|
|Sudan||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||87.1%||271,924|
|Dem. Rep. of the Congo||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||10.1%||31,438|
|Ethiopia||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||1.4%||4,526|
|Central African Rep.||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.6%||2,013|
|Eritrea||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.6%||1,956|
|Burundi||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.1%||284|
|Others||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.0%||114|
|Somalia||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.0%||32|
|Camp Coordination / Management|
|Emergency Shelter and NFI|
|Water Sanitation Hygiene|
|Date of Funding Data||6 February 2019 (1 month ago)|
The situation in South Sudan and neighbouring countries has quickly escalated into a full-blown humanitarian emergency. The majority of the refugees are women and children, many of whom flee across the border alone. Often, they arrive weak and malnourished. When the rainy season comes, their needs are compounded by flooding, food shortages and disease. Inside South Sudan, nearly two million people are displaced internally, while outside the country there are now over two million South Sudanese refugees, mainly in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda. Many fear imminent attack or struggle with food insecurity. Uganda currently hosts the most South Sudanese refugees, having taken in more than one million.
As of the end of 2016, nearly 400,000 individuals are living in camp or camp-like settings, with a further 1.3m displaced outside camps. Despite efforts starting in 2016 to support IDPs’ choices to return or resettle, renewed and expanded conflict has resulted in new displacement and creation of new sites in Western Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria, with violence in Eastern Equatoria, Upper Nile, and Unity States of concern as continued drivers of displacement.
The dire crisis in the Central African Republic continues to trigger massive forced displacement, increasing pressure on resources and living conditions in host communities and countries. Intense militia activity and inter-community violence hampers humanitarian access and exposes civilians to serious protection risks. According to OCHA, CAR remains the country with the highest humanitarian needs per capita, with 50 per cent of the population having to rely on humanitarian assistance to survive, while 25 per cent is displaced either internally or in a neighbouring country.
The on-going conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have caused and continue to cause internal and external displacement of populations. In 2017, some 100,000 Congolese fled to neighbouring countries as refugees, due to widespread militia activities, unrest and violence, joining the 585,000 already in exile. The security conditions in DRC, especially in the eastern and central parts have continued to worsen since the beginning of 2018. Because of this, the Congolese refugee population is now among the ten largest in the world. Nearly 55 per cent are children, many crossing borders unaccompanied or separated. Existing camps and sites in many asylum countries are saturated, and available basic services are stretched to the limit. The situation requires support, adequate resources and collaboration so that effective protection and assistance can be delivered efficiently to Congolese refugees.
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