South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (December 2019)



Number of refugees in South Sudan. 92% come from Sudan, 6% from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1% from Ethiopia, and 1% from the Central African Republic

1.47 million

Number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan, 13% of which are staying inside six UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.


Number of South Sudanese refugees who have returned in a self-organized manner (November 2017-December 2019) 2.2 million remain in neighbouring countries

In this issue

Road, shelter, and water and sanitation infrastructure repairs move forward in flood-damaged Maban County, Upper Nile, where UNHCR and partners are assisting 150,000 refugees and 50,000 host community members. (Page 3)

UNHCR and partners respond to increasing criminality in the wake of flooding in Maban. (Page 4)

In Jamjang, Unity, nearly 800 refugee and host community students graduate from vocational training courses. (Page 6)

UNHCR’s IDP Protection Unit provides emergency assistance to families stranded by insecurity along the Nile River route from Bor, Jonglei, to Malakal, Upper Nile. (Page 9)

625 babies are born in UNHCR-supported obstetric and newborn care facilities.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees