Since the outbreak of violence in December 2013, 172,411 (as of 24 November 2015) South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda and there continues to be a steady influx of new arrivals. More than 45,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in 2015 alone, despite the Peace Accord signed in August. This trend is expected to continue into 2016, albeit in lower numbers than those seen in 2015. The majority of refugees are hosted on communal in northern Uganda, where they share the limited resources available with the host community. The emergency response is focused on meeting the needs of this particularly young refugee population, 67% of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are under the age of eighteen, notably in the areas of child protection, education and the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.

An estimated 35,000 new arrivals from South Sudan are expected in 2016, requiring total inter-agency funding of $164,338,784. Please see the attached PDF for more detailed information.

UNHCR South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP)

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