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Arrival Numbers Continue to Increase

In its latest update, the UNHCR reports that 12,889 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in just one week: January 18, 2017 to January 24, 2017. The report explains, “The arrival rate has continued to increase, with a daily average of 1,841 new arrivals, compared to 1,689 in the previous week.” New arrivals are being sent to Palorinya Settlement in Moyo district, which has received 56,947 refugees since December 9, 2016. Continued progress is reported in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement (where RMF is UNHCR/OPM Health Implementing Partner) and other locations.


Bidibidi Health update:

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646,115
South Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country

407,343
South Sudan new arrivals since July 2016

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Nowhere to run for the children of South Sudan
By Kate Hold on December 15, 2016

“Children are the biggest victims of the conflict: 17, 000 of them are reported to have been recruited by armed forces and armed groups looking for child soldiers to fuel the conflict which has been going on since 2013; another 14,000 are registered as unaccompanied or missing; and more than 2,000 have been killed or maimed during this time.”

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Uganda: South Sudan Refugee Situation Infographic

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Juba Link, one of RMF’s partner organizations, funds the South Sudan Medical Journal. The November 2016 issue is now posted on the journal’s website, with topics such as child immunization, managing an incomplete abortion, interpreting CT brain scans, performing lumbar punctures, running a nurse led diabetic clinic, and more. The South Sudan Medical Journal is also now a member of African Journals Online.

Update from South Sudan Medical Journal

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In its latest emergency update, the UNHCR reports that the number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda has significantly increased in the past 7 days: “24,814 people arrived in the last week, compared to 18,703 and 17,133 in the previous two weeks.” The report further explains:

  • 15,562 South Sudanese have fled to Uganda from September 9, 2016 to September 13, 2016.
  • Due to the threat of armed groups, more South Sudanese refugees have been entering Uganda at informal border crossings.
  • 72,000 refugees have now been transferred to Bidibidi Refugee Settlement. (Bidibidi was opened in early August 2016.)
  • “262 (5.6%)...
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The number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda rose even higher over the past 2 days, September 5, 2016 and September 6, 2016. News from the latest UNHCR emergency report includes:

  • 8,825 South Sudanese refugees have fled to Uganda during September 5, 2016 and September 6, 2016.
  • 18,703 refugees arrived in Uganda during the past 7 days, compared to 12,400 during the previous 7-day period.
  • 119,636 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since July 1, 2016, according to field reports.
  • New arrivals reported fleeing from intimidation, looting, torture, killing, and youth being recruited by armed groups.
  • 4,380 refugees...
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