Sudan OCHA bulletin 23: Recent influx of about 13,000 South Sudanese
In this week’s humanitarian bulletin of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reports that over the past two weeks, there has been an influx of some 13,000 South Sudanese refugees in White Nile and South Kordofan states, owing to increasing violence in South Sudan. This sudden influx of South Sudanese has put more pressure on existing water and sanitation services, especially in El Alagaya and El Redis 2 sites, which already have poor access to water sources.
According to the government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), an estimated 600 South Sudanese refugees are taking refuge in South Kordofan’s El Tadamoon locality will be registered soon. As of 3 June, 157,088 South Sudanese have taken refuge in Sudan since fighting erupted in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, according to UNHCR. Of whom, 88,783 have received some form of humanitarian assistance.
Over 20,000 people need assistance in East Jebel Marra in Darfur, according to local authorities and national aid agencies that conducted an inter-agency mission to the South Darfur part of the mountainous region. Representatives from local authorities and the national NGOs Jebel Mara Charity Organisation (JEMCO), National Initiative for Development Organisation (NIDO), Mubadiroon and Al Shumoo for Peace and Development attended the mission. The last humanitarian mission to East Jebel Marra was in November 2014, by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Some 4,000 internally displaced people have arrived in West Kordofan from East Darfur in May, according to the HAC. These people have fled the recent tribal fighting between Ma'aliya and Rizeigat in Abu Karinka.
The about one thousand people who were displaced by violence on 31 March, that triggered over cattle theft, in East Darfur's Yassin town are still unable to return to their homes in Kweikai village (10km north of Yassin town) owing to security concerns.
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