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Refugees from South Sudan

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Refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan - Total JSON 
2,250,673
Last updated 30 Nov 2018
Source - UNHCR, Office of the Prime Minister, IOM, SRCS, COR, HAC 
Breakdown by County JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR 30 Nov 2018
  4.2%
95,438
Ethiopia UNHCR 31 Aug 2018
  18.8%
422,240
Kenya UNHCR 31 Oct 2018
  5.1%
114,391
Sudan UNHCR, IOM, SRCS, COR, HAC 30 Nov 2018
  37.0%
833,500
Uganda Office of the Prime Minister 31 Oct 2018
  34.9%
785,104


Refugees and aylum-seekers from South Sudan - Total JSON 

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Regional overview of the South Sudanese refugee population



Funding Information (2018)
$1,379,415,957
Total appeal
Date of Funding Data 7 November 2018 (1 month ago)
  Highlights
In a historic decision, the member states of the UN General Assembly today agreed on a new international framework – known as the Global Compact on Refugees – that will transform the way the world responds to mass displacement and refugee crises, benefiting both refugees and the communities that host them.
17 Dec 2018
In Uganda, refugees from South Sudan continue to report fleeing primarily out of fear of attack by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country.
14 Dec 2018
One of our anti-SGBV Initiatives is the MADE51. This artisan initiative allows refugee artisans, many of them women at risk of SGBV, to receive expert product development support and access to international marketing channels and sustainable livelihoods.
30 Nov 2018
Since 2014, UNHCR, in partnership with Safe from the Start, an anti-SGBV initiative supported by the US Government, has developed 15 new projects to reduce the risk of SGBV through access to cooking energy and the creation of livelihood opportunities for refugee women.
26 Nov 2018
The Regional Child Protection Network held an Information Sharing Session on Child Protection Responses to the Burundi and South Sudan Crises. The theme was 'The Critical Importance of Child Protection in Refugee Situations'.
21 Nov 2018
  News
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UNHCR launches $2.7 billion appeal for Africa’s largest refugee crisis: South Sudan

UNHCR, 18 Dec 2018

Five years on since the onset of a brutal civil war, over 2.2 million South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in six neighboring countries Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR). Another 1.9 million remain internally displaced... Read more

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States reach historic deal for refugees and commit to more effective, fairer response

UNHCR, 18 Dec 2018

“No country should be left alone to respond to a huge influx of refugees,” said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. “Refugee crises call for a global sharing of responsibility, and the compact is a powerful expression of how we work together in today’s fragmented world.” Read more

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News Comment by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Peace in South Sudan

UNHCR, 14 Dec 2018

On the fifth anniversary of the start of conflict in South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing again to all parties to continue pursuing a sustainable and lasting peace. Read more

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UN, South Sudan opposition slam rape of 125 women, girls amid peace deal

IOL, 03 Dec 2018

“These attacks on vulnerable civilians are absolutely abhorrent and must stop,” said the head of UNMISS David Shearer. Read more

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PRESS RELEASE: 16 Days of Activism: Grandi calls for better protection of refugees against sexual violence in the workplace

UNHCR, 26 Nov 2018

“The world of work can be particularly risky for refugees and other forcibly displaced people. Many are left with no choice but the informal sector, exposing them to unsafe and abusive working conditions, including gender-based violence.” Read more

  Links
Peace needed in South Sudan to end five years of displacement
UNHCR stands ready to assist efforts to achieve a genuine and inclusive peace process, including supporting the meaningful and inclusive participation of refugees in any agreement.
Preliminary results of refugee verification exercise in Uganda
The Government of Uganda has one of the most progressive refugee policies, allowing refugees and asylum-seekers to live in gazetted refugee settlements and exercise freedom of movement and settlement within the country.
Refugee Students at M-Pesa Foundation Academy hone their skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and sports
This year, the Academy accorded UNHCR the status of a county and for the first time admitted six refugees to the institution. This is a significant step towards offering refugees opportunities for post primary education.
UN General Assembly agrees on an innovative global framework to better serve the forcibly displaced and their host communities.
After two years of extensive consultations led by UNHCR with member states, international organizations, refugees, civil society, the private business sector and experts, this new global deal will provide more robust support for the countries where most refugees live.
UNHCR and partners launch communication system for refugees in Uganda
The two-way communication system will be piloted in Nakivale and Kiryandongo settlements first before eventually rolling out to all refugee settlements in Uganda by the end of the year.