On behalf of the UNHCR Representative to Uganda, please find attached the latest UNHCR Uganda updates on the South Sudan emergency response.



South Sudan
  • The trend of South Sudanese new arrivals crossing into Uganda saw a decrease this week. A total of 2254 individuals arrived, an average of 161 people every day, down from 3729 new arrivals reported previously (266 individuals daily). However, this is still lower than the rate of new arrivals we have typically been receiving since the start of 2016. The total number of South Sudanese registered and active in Uganda has decreased from the previous reporting due to the completion of a verification exercise.
  • The new arrivals, mainly coming from the Mundiri area, Bor County of Jonglei state and Unity County still report armed activities between armed militias, government forces and rebel groups as their reasons for fleeing besides worsening food insecurity precipitated by high inflation rates.
  • There were no relocations during the election period, leading to long stays at Transit Centres (TCs) and consequent overcrowding, stretching available services. Nyumanzi RC for instance has been accommodating 3201 new arrivals, almost twice its capacity of 1755 individuals. UNHCR is coordinating with OPM and other partners to provide necessary services to the refugees at the TCs and to accelerate relocations since the situation has normalized. A total of 986 refugees have so far been relocated from TCs/TCs to settlements in West Nile area
  • In Adjumani, relatively high Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate was reported among new arrivals due to food insecurity in South Sudan. The prevalence of GAM was 14.1% (UNHCR standard is: less than 15) and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) was 4.1 (UNHCR standard is: less than 3%).

For more information, please reference the UNHCR emergency portal

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