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OCHA South Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin for the period 10 December - 16 December 2012

OCHA South Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin for the period 10 December - 16 December 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5,500 displaced people to receive food assistance in Jonglei
  • About 4,000 Congolese refugees cross into South Sudan
  • 20,457 returnees stranded in Renk

More than 5,500 displaced people in Pibor, Jonglei State will receive food assistance as aid agencies overcome logistical and security challenges that disrupted delivery of aid. They are part of the communities that were displaced when violence broke out in Likuangole in August 2012.

About 4,000 Congolese refugees have crossed the border into South Sudan to seek safety after military operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo became violent putting thousands of people’s lives in danger.

A recent verification exercise shows an increase of 6,725 returnees stranded in Renk, Upper Nile. Another verification exercise in Unity state confirmed about 55,000 refugees in Yida settlement, including more than 8,000 new arrivals since 22 November.

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HIGHLIGHTS -* 5,500 displaced people to receive food assistance in Jonglei -* About 4,000 Congolese refugees cross into South Sudan -* 20,457 returnees stranded in Renk