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Yida Camp Nutrition Survey Final Report

  • Special Report
  • South Sudan
  • September 28, 2012
Yida Camp Nutrition Survey Final Report

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • South Kordofan population has heavily been affected by the clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North that has driven thousands of residents of South Kordofan across the border into Yida refugee camp with a few settled in Nyiel and Pariang. The camp is being managed by UNHCR. 

    • Yida refugee camp is now hosting over 60,000 refugees according to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR); the Camp population doubled since April, 2012 when there were 27,500 refugees. In addition to that, the camp is experiencing an in-flow of 300 – 500 people every day, many of the new arrivals reach the registration point exhausted, weak and even malnourished. 

    • Yida refugee camp is located in Pariang County in the Northern part right at the border with South Kordofan. The County is in the northern part of Unity State and lies south of Southern Kordofan State and surrounded by Abiemnhom, Rubkona, Guit, Fangak and Panyikang counties to the South all of Unity State.

    • The camp currently has a number of organizations that are responding to the humanitarian needs in the camp. These include UNHCR, WFP, MSFF, IRC, Samaritan Purse, CARE, and Non-violent Peace and Solidarities. Their services are focused on primary health care, Nutrition, WASH, food aid/ distribution, protection, shelter, education and reproductive health. 

    • The onset of rains has set hurdles in an already complex and challenging humanitarian emergency response. This has hampered movement and logistical support by cutting out the camp from the nearest transport and communication hub i.e. Bentiu. With continued rains, in the recent days, Sanitation and hygiene situation in the refugee camp have become worse, while its population keeps growing rapidly. 


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