|Location name||Source||Data date||Population|
|Western Equatoria||UNHCR||31 Aug 2019||3.3%||9,873|
|Upper Nile||UNHCR||31 Aug 2019||50.6%||150,647|
|Unity||UNHCR||31 Aug 2019||40.0%||119,199|
|Central Equatoria||UNHCR||31 Aug 2019||5.4%||16,202|
|Jonglei||UNHCR||31 Aug 2019||0.7%||2,031|
|Country of origin||Source||Data date||Population|
|Sudan||UNHCR, Government||31 Aug 2019||92.4%||275,404|
|Dem. Rep. of the Congo||UNHCR, Government||31 Aug 2019||5.4%||16,021|
|Ethiopia||UNHCR, Government||31 Aug 2019||1.5%||4,385|
|Central African Rep.||UNHCR, Government||31 Aug 2019||0.7%||2,041|
|Eritrea||UNHCR, Government||31 Aug 2019||0.0%||90|
|Burundi||UNHCR, Government||31 Aug 2019||0.0%||5|
|Others||UNHCR, Government||31 Aug 2019||0.0%||4|
|Somalia||UNHCR, Government||31 Aug 2019||0.0%||2|
|Camp Coordination / Management|
|Emergency Shelter and NFI|
|Water Sanitation Hygiene|
|Date of Funding Data||30 July 2019 (1 month ago)|
As the protracted emergency enters its sixth year, the South Sudan situation remains the largest refugee situation on the African continent. There are over 2.2 million refugees in Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a further 1.8 million people displaced internally in South Sudan. The situation continues to be characterized as a children’s crisis with children constituting over 65 percent of the refugee population.
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.
Highlighting statelessness in the 12 Member States of the ICGLR, and what is being done to eradicate it. Media coverage, testimonies of stateless persons, reports on the issue and all documents pertaining to the Brazzaville Declaration process can be consulted in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic.