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2014/03 to 2014/05 Refugees in Maban County (Upper Nile) camps receive only 37 days worth of rations within a 90 day period. At least 2,000 of the 126,000 are forced to return to Sudan because of food shortages. The World Food Programme has the role of delivering the food. With the road from Gambella (Ethiopia) almost unusable in the rainy season, it has organized some airlifts and airdrops, but is also pursuing the cheaper alternative of barge transportation. Snippet: Refugees in Maban County (Upper Nile) camps receive only 37 days worth....
2014/05/12 The measured malnutrition rate in Doro refugee camp (Maban County) has passed the 'emergency' threshhold. The effect of rain on the roads means that air transportation of supplies will probably be needed. Snippet: The measured malnutrition rate in Doro refugee camp (Maban County) has....
2014/05/07 Food rations in refugee camps in Maban County (Upper Nile) are inadequate. UNHCR and WFP blames the fighting between GRSS and rebels for insecurity which hinders the transportation of supplies. Snippet: Food rations in refugee camps in Maban County (Upp....
2014/05/04 to 2014/05/07 At least 11,000 people cross to Ethiopia as refugees in three days following the SPLA's capture of Nasir from the SPLM/A-IO rebels, according to UNHCR. Snippet: At least 11,000 people cross to Ethiopia as refuge....
2014/04/03 UNHCR is in disagreement with Sudan over the status of South Sudanese who have fled there during the recent crisis of rebellion. Khartoum says they are considered as Sudanese citizens, not refugees. UNHCR wants them labelled as refugees (and perhaps given camps to live in) largely to enable it to raise funds for them and supply aid and protection. Snippet 1738
2014/03/27 UN OCHA says over a million people have fled their homes since mid-December: about 250,000 to neighbouring countries and 800,000 internally displaced. The UN has requested USD 1.3bn emergency funding before June 2014, of which only USD 315m has so far been met. Snippet
2014/03 Representatives of the Maban community near Yousif Batil refugee camp (Maban County, Upper Nile) ask the government - through its Committee on Refugee Affairs - to lead a process to stabilize and resolve their conflict with the refugees. UNHCR is trying to help this process. Snippet
2014/03 Local people impose an ultimatum of two months for refugees from Blue Nile to leave their camp areas in Maban County. There have been clashes causing re-displacement of many refugees. One reason for hostilities is that the refugees are cutting trees for their shelters. There is also competition for firewood, grass and grazing land. The situation is made worse by interruption of relief food supplies. Snippet 1660
2014/03 Food rations are reduced to 130,000 refugees in Maban County (Upper Nile) due to the effect of the rebellion on supply routes. Meanwhile cases of severe malnutrition in very young children appear to be increasing. Snippet 1577
2014/03/04 There are deaths and injuries when refugees at Yosif Batil camp, Maban County (Upper Nile) are reportedly attacked by armed and uniformed members of the local community. The attack is thought to be prompted partly by competition for land and natural resources, and also by effects of the current rebellion in South Sudan. Snippet
2014/02 UNHCR has been trying to move refugees from Yida to other camps, as it considers Yida too close to the Sudan border, too militarized, and too big. But refugee groups are opposing this, and alleging undue pressure. Snippet
2013/12 President Bashir of Sudan says South Sudanese fleeing from the violence to Sudan should be treated as Sudanese citizens rather than refugees. Snippet 1480
2014/02 Some refugees from the December 2013 violence in Juba have settled at Kiryandongo in Uganda. Snippet
2013/10/18 EU Special Envoy to South Sudan visits Yida refugee camp (Unity State), and urges that the refugees be moved to a camp further from the dangerous border area. Snippet
2013/05 to 2013/07 About 5,000 South Sudanese people from Jonglei became refugees in Gambella (Ethiopia) between May and July 2013, according to a UNHCR official interviewed by Sudan Tribune. Snippet 1015
2013/01/01 to 2013/03/31 In the first quarter of 2013 more than 4,000 new refugees from South Sudan were registered by UNHCR in Kakuma camp in northern Kenya. Snippet 820
2012/12 4,000 refugees from fighting in DRC came to Morobo County. (OCHA, 2013) Snippet 653
2012/10 Plans were made to relocate refugees to more sustainable settlements within Unity and Upper Nile states as from March 2013 (OCHA, 2013, p.2). Snippet 652
2011/12 to 2012 The number of refugees in South Sudan rose from less than 10,000 in December 2011 to about 200,000 by mid-2012, a level maintained to the end of the year. Most of the refugees (about 170,000) came to Unity and Upper Nile states as a result of fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile and South Kordofan (OCHA, 2013). Snippet 651
2013/01 It is estimated that Yida refugee camp currently contains 61,000 people who have fled fighting in Southern Kordofan, and about 300 arriving daily (Sudan Tribune citing UNHCR, 31 January 2013) Snippet 617
Reference Mini-review
ACAPS, 2014/05/03. Bibliography item: ACAPS (2014/05/03) "Disaster Needs Analysis - 3/05/2014 Update - South Sudan - Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei". (Report). Assessment Capacities Project. [Report] Assessment Capacities Project. Accessed online.

51-page report which gives a detailed and accessible - though approximate and perhaps gap-ridden - view of the impending disaster. It reports that recent conflict has resulted in 1.2 million refugees and intenally people displaced people, widespread disruption of agriculture, other sources of household income, trade routes, humanitarian access and facilities for basic health, water, sanitation and education.

SKBNCU, 2013/04. Update on humanitarian needs in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States, Sudan...12th March – 10th April 2013 [Report] South Kordofan & Blue Nile Coordination Unit.

Reports on the situation of refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

Lucy BeckSouth Sudanese, who are again refugees in Uganda, see no reason to ever go home [Article] UNHCR. Accessed online.

Short article, poignant family case, big implications.

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