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Sudan: Population & Operational Update: South Sudanese Refugee Response (1 - 30 June 2018)

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Population Update

  • NEARLY 2,000 REFUGEES NEWLY ARRIVE IN NORTH DARFUR – The Government of Sudan’s Commission for Refugees (COR) has reported approximately 1,900 newly arrived refugees in Al Lait, as secondary movements likely from East Darfur. Verification and an updated biometric registration exercise is planned after rainy season (from September).

  • REGISTRATION EXERCISE FOR SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN KHARTOUM ONGOING – As of 30 June, the Government of Sudan’s Commission for Refugees (COR), with support from UNHCR, have registered over 3,600 South Sudanese refugees living in ‘open area’ settlements in Khartoum. Biometric registration will support refugees’ access to protection, documentation and other assistance, and is being conducted in coordination with the Immigration and Passport Police (IPP)’s civil registration process and issuance of foreign ID numbers. IPP has so far registered some 51,000 refugees.

  • UNHCR REVISES NEW ARRIVALS FIGURES TO SOUTH DARFUR FOR APRIL AND MAY – UNHCR has revised new arrivals figures for South Darfur to 370 individuals in April and 1,231 individuals in May. Previous reports had indicated zero new arrivals to the state for both months. This period coincided with the roll-out of biometric registration in the State, and while new arrivals were biometrically registered alongside the existing caseload, they were not recorded separately as new arrivals at the time. This correction results in an upward revision of new arrivals for South Darfur, now totalling 5,982 individuals in 2018 so far, and brings total new arrivals in Sudan to 24,447 individuals from January to June 2018. The reporting error does not affect the overall population figure in South Darfur or in Sudan as a whole. Population statistics dashboards will be updated to reflect the revised figures.