South Sudan Displacements Surpass 3 million

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More than 1.87 million of these are displaced internally and over 1.1 million living as refugees in neighboring countries. Majority of them found shelter in Uganda, western Ethiopias Gambella region, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic.

The number of South Sudan nationals displaced by violence has surpassed 3 million people as the crisis in South Sudan enters its fourth year, the International Organization for Migration has said.


More than 1.87 million of these are displaced internally and over 1.1 million living as refugees in neighboring countries.   Majority of them found shelter in Uganda, western Ethiopia's Gambella region, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic.

According to the report, insecurity and corresponding increases in humanitarian needs in parts of the country are likely driving the increase in displacement.


The report pointed out that humanitarian space in South Sudan has continued to shrink, with the UN reporting more than 90 access constraint incidents in November, 70 percent of which involved violence against aid workers or assets.

It added that relief agencies are continually denied access to populations in need, particularly in Greater Equatoria and outside of Wau town, Western Bahr el Ghazal.

"IOM continues to seek access to areas beyond Wau, where aid agencies have been unable to provide consistent assistance since July due to bureaucratic constraints and check-point blockages," it added.