REACH releases Gendrassa Refugee Camp Profile

September 10, 2014

image001Before Gendrassa Camp is one of four camps in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan that house over 125,000 refugees who fled from conflict in Blue Nile State in Sudan. While the situation in Maban County has transitioned to a post-emergency phase, the conflict that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013 has led to increased food and security concerns.

Under the overall leadership of the UN High Commissions for Refugee, REACH carried out in Gendrassa camp an assessment of refugees’ access to basic assistance and services in a range of sectors, including Education, Health, Livelihoods, Shelter, Water and Sanitation. REACH also established a profile of Gendrassa camp refugees, their needs and aspirations.

Assessment findings show a picture of a camp that has advanced beyond an emergency situation in regards to the provision of basic services. Yet there remains a level of instability hampering recovery projects, partly due to the unstable context within South Sudan as a whole since the beginning of conflict in December 2013.

The Gendrassa Refugee Camp Profile is available here.