New influx of 36,000 refugees from Sudan in need of food and emergency shelters
HOFRA [ACTED News] - ACTED recently delivered food distributions to a new influx of approximately 30,000 refugees from Blue Nile state, Sudan who arrived in Hofra, Upper Nile State in South Sudan.
More than 36,000 refugees have been arriving in Hofra over the past twenty days and need critical humanitarian assistance. Many walked for more than 15 days with little water or food. ACTED, in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), has been providing assistance to these families since mid-May, by linking them to critical services and transportation from the border region to Hofra. With the World Food Program (WFP) and UNHCR, ACTED delivered a 5-day ration of wheat, lentils and oil to the initial 20,000 refugees in Hofra on May 28. ACTED carried out a subsequent distribution on May 31 for the 27,443 refugees, in Hofra at that time. Additionally, on June 3, ACTED launched the construction of emergency latrines and family-size emergency shelters, each accommodating about 20 persons, to provide shaded space for the most vulnerable segments of the refugee population, with a planned 200 shelters to be built in the coming days.
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