In the course of 2 days, September 1, 2016 and September 2, 2016, the UNHCR’s emergency update reports that 3,838 new South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda. The update explains further:

  • 13,878 refugees arrived in Uganda during the past 7 days, compared to 7,174 during the previous 7-day period.
  • 104,771 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since July 1, 2016, according to field reports.
  • New arrivals in Adjumani described looting, kidnapping, sexual assaults, and general violence in Eastern Equatoria.
  • The Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement is now completely full, and refugees arriving there will be transferred to the new Bidibidi Refugee Settlement.
  • 4,118 refugees were transported to the new Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, bringing the total number relocated there to 36,197.
  • Gender-based and sexual violence are being addressed through visiting Community Watch Groups.
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