If you are a refugee in South Sudan, first of all you should be sure to hold a valid document issued by the Commissioner for Refugee Affairs (CRA) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). If you do not have such document or it is expired, please go to the registration page [link] and find out how to receive it or renew it.
Asylum seekers and refugees in South Sudan have both rights and obligations. These are indicated in the 2012 Refugee Act. To read the full law covering various rights, obligations, procedures related to asylum-seekers and refugees, please see this page [link].
Rights and obligations
The civilian and humanitarian character of asylum
In order to protect asylum seekers and refugees and safeguard their security the so-called civilian and humanitarian character of asylum must be respected.
This means that refugee locations shall be weapon free and armed elements should not be allowed in any refugee camps or settlements. This is critical to maintain a peaceful environment for civilians.
If these conditions are not respected, refugees, host community, as well as humanitarians assisting them can be at great risk. To avoid it, armed elements shall be identified and separate from civilians.
Frequently Asked Questions
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