South Sudan


Operation: Opération: South Sudan



Latest update of camps and office locations 21  Nov  2016. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2017 planning figures
50,000 vulnerable internally displaced households will receive core-relief items (CRIs)
15,700 displaced people with specific needs will receive support
90% of primary school-age refugee children will be enrolled in primary education
80% of households will have individual latrines
40% of households will receive durable shelters
<2% Prevalence of Severe Acute Malnutrition is kept below 2% among children aged 6 to 59 months old, in line with the emergency standards
<0.5% Mortality rate is kept below 0.5% among refugee children younger than 5 years old, in line with the emergency standard (per 1,000 children/month)
2015 end-year results
12,001 refugee ID cards distributed
4,868 emergency shelters and 4,072 transitional shelters constructed for vulnerable refugee households
186,589 IDPs with specific needs assisted with core relief items/emergency shelters
163,000 IDPs reached through protection assessment and monitoring
1,080 vulnerable people assisted to obtain nationality certificates

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Decrease in
2015 2,054,441
2014 2,093,729
2013 561,117


[["Refugees",263016],["Asylum-seekers",839],["IDPs",1790427],["Returned refugees",159]]
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South Sudan

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Year-end Overview

Working environment

The operational environment in South Sudan remains unpredictable with ongoing conflict and localized fighting, despite the relative stability that is restored in the capital Juba, following the series of violent clashes which took place in July 2016. Despite these challenges, South Sudan maintains an open door policy for refugees and continues to receive new arrivals. UNHCR is able to provide protection and assistance to persons of concern, although there are logistical and security challenges in accessing some field locations due to their geographical remoteness.

Key priorities 

•    UNHCR’s overarching priority in South Sudan is set to continue with provision of humanitarian assistance and leadership on Protection, while strengthening the self-reliance capacity of displaced people with a particular focus on the vulnerable.
•    For refugees, UNHCR will increase investments in livelihoods, youth projects, education and community mobilization to augment self-reliance and resilience, as well as to facilitate peaceful coexistence with host communities. Assistance will be provided to new arrivals, and UNHCR will support authorities in developing national asylum systems. 
•    For IDPs, UNHCR will continue to provide leadership on Protection through engagement in protection interventions/delivery and coordination, provision of quality information and analysis of protection needs of displaced people.  UNHCR will identify and provide basic assistance to the most vulnerable, working in partnership with communities to increase safety and facilitate solutions where feasible.
•    UNHCR will support persons at risk of statelessness to have access to documentation and assist national institutional development.  

Critical gaps:
Seventy per cent of refugees remain in emergency shelters even after many years of displacement; and it is estimated that only 45 per cent of boreholes will be equipped with solar energy equipment, despite the proven value of this equipment for business continuity and cost-effectiveness. Gaps also remain in improving access to, and the improved quality of, education for refugees. Further investment is needed in order to carry out environmental protection activities and peace-building with host communities. 
In terms of IDPs, challenges in access continue to affect UNHCR’s ability to improve its protection outreach and response.  UNHCR works in a limited number of priority locations, only focusing on the most vulnerable people among large displaced populations.