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South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (16 - 31 July 2018)

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6,800+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds during the reporting period.

9,900+ Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs received livelihood support across South Sudan during the reporting period



298,038 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2018.

1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.

US $809.4 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2018.

Operational Context

Upper Nile

■ On 23 July, Maban’s local youth attacked the compounds of UNHCR, Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) and 11 humanitarian organisations including Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), International Medical Corps (IMC), Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Action Africa Help International (AAH-I), Humanitarian Development Consortium (HDC), Samaritan’s Purse (SP), Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Relief International (RI), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The perpetrators destroyed and looted vehicles, offices and residences and damaged other infrastructure and premises. Two UN staff were injured as a result of the attack. UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies relocated over 500 staffs to Juba until the situation in Maban returns to normalcy. Over 600 UN staff and humanitarians remained in order to continue lifesaving activities in Maban’s four refugee camps.

■ In Maban, a Multi-Functional Team (MFT) consisting of 62 essential staff (28 international and 34 national) from UN (UNHCR, WFP), and I/NGO partners: AAH-I, Relief International, IMC, DRC and ACTED are on the ground providing lifesaving services; health, water and protection monitoring through MFT visits to refugee camps in conjunction with support from refugee community-based protection networks and outreach workers.

Central Equatoria

■ In Yei, the general security situation remains calm and permissive for UNHCR and partners’ operations though fragile and unpredictable. However, the humanitarian movement is restricted within a fivekilometre radius of Yei town, which makes inaccessible to refugees and IDPs outside Yei town.