South Sudan 2016 Supplementary Appeal

Since December 2013, some 855,800 South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries, including the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. In addition to this outflow, a further 120,000 South Sudanese who never returned after the end of the 20-year civil war remain refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, as do an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese who remained in Sudan after South  Sudan’s independence in 2011.
Population outflows have continued despite the signing in August 2015 of the agreement brokered by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, and the subsequent formation at the end of May 2016 of the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan. These outflows resulted in a revision of the South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP) and the creation of a UNHCR Supplementary Appeal for the South Sudan Situation in July 2016.
Shortly after the finalisation of this Supplementary Appeal, however, renewed fighting in Juba, South Sudan triggered another mass outflow of South Sudanese people. Since 7 July, over 120,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, mostly to Uganda. This influx has exceeded Uganda’s end of year planning figure of potential refugees from South Sudan. The significant population upsurge in Uganda of over 70,000 South Sudanese refugees since the beginning of July and increase in their associated humanitarian needs has prompted a second revision of the Uganda country chapter of the 2016 South Sudan Regional RRP and the UNHCR Supplementary Appeal in August 2016. With this second revision, the overall end of year population planning figure for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has risen from 271,000 to 350,000 people, with the country currently hosting over 300,000 South Sudanese.

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