Current Date:

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Newly Cleared Land will Host 5,000 Refugee Families in White Nile

Khartoum - An extension to the Al-Waral refugee camp will form Aljame’ya refugee camp, which should accommodate some over 5,000 households. Work to clear land

assigned for the new camp began in October, with over 600 household plots and sites for administrative buildings and storage areas demarcated so far. A land extension project for Um Sangour camp to accommodate an additional 3,000 households is also underway. Both sites are expected to be completed by mid-January.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports that the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013 is over 453,000, of whom about 1,500 refugees arrived in October. The total number of refugees who arrived in 2017 is about 186,000.
The 2017 Regional Refugee Response Plan for South Sudan had initially planned for 330,000 South Sudanese refugees, arriving by the end of the year. However, in light of the accelerated pace of the influx, the planning figure has been increased to 477,000. To date, the Sudan portion of the 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan is only 22 per cent funded, according to UNHCR.