Operation: South Sudan
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|2020 planning figures|
|100%||of refugees with disabilities will receive service for their specific needs|
|90%||of births will be attended by skilled personnel|
|85%||of primary school-age refugee children will be enrolled in primary education|
|83%||of households will have an individual latrine|
|41%||of families will have access to sustainable energy|
|3,750||refugees will be trained on SGBV prevention and response|
|525,000||IDPs will have access to protection and assistance including core relief items, support to persons with specific needs and psychosocial support|
|2018 year-end results|
|700,000||IDPs were reached through protection interventions|
|70,820||refugee children were enrolled in primary school and 20,340 in secondary schools|
|60,000||internally displaced families with specific vulnerabilities were assisted with core relief items and emergency shelters|
|51,570||refugee ID cards were issued|
|19,600||newly arrived refugees were registered and assisted with core relief items and shelters|
|14,240||refugee families received livelihood kits|
|1,160||SGBV cases reported to UNHCR received medical, legal and psychosocial support and livelihood assistance at the rehabilitation phase|
People of Concern
Working environmentIn 2020, the operational environment is expected to remain complex and fluid despite a gradual process of the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict of the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in September 2018 and Government of National Unity expected to be formed by November 2019.
Insecurity and access to people in dire need will remain a challenge in delivering aid, as the operational environment continues to be costly and logistically challenging, with unsafe and impassable roads.
UNHCR, however, remains realistically optimistic that the R-ARCSS will translate into a cessation of hostilities in 2020.
South Sudan is expected to maintain an open-door policy for refugees and asylum-seekers, allowing UNHCR to deliver protection and assistance to those in need.
In 2020, UNHCR plans to assist an estimated 1,526,000 people of concern, refugees, asylum-seekers, spontaneous refugee returnees, IDPs and persons at risk of statelessness (364,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, 500,000 spontaneous refugee returnees, 650,000 IDPs, 12,000 stateless persons).
Key prioritiesUnder the refugee response, UNHCR will:
- continue to implement core protection and life-saving activities, and support refugee status determination processes to ensure identification and documentation of refugees;
- Increase investments in livelihoods, child protection, youth programming and education to support protection, self-reliance and pathways to solutions and social cohesion with host communities.
- Prevent and respond to cases of SGBV, child protection and provide support and core relief items to new arrivals and people with specific needs.
- Ensure protection of spontaneous refugee returns by strengthening monitoring at 36 major border-crossing points and areas of return, and by exchanging information regularly with neighbouring countries of asylum.
- Implement community and area-based assistance with targeted support for the extremely vulnerable.
- Continue to search for solutions of IDPs in the protection of civilian sites, including further efforts to decongest these sites.
- Support most vulnerable IDP families and people with specific needs
- Promote peaceful coexistence with host communities and transparent dialogue on sharing resources and maintaining protection leadership and engagement in coordination.
- Advocate for durable solutions through the Solutions Working Groups across the country and support the Government to develop and implement a national legislation on IDPs to enhance protection and solutions for IDPs.
- Conduct training for the officials of the Directorate of Nationality, Passport and Immigration to help them properly interpret and apply the Nationality Laws of South Sudan and to understand the possible consequences in terms of risk of statelessness.
- Advocate for the accession to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.