However, it is still much less dramatic leap than in 2014-2015, when the number of people forced to flee their homes, has increased by five million.
A record 65.6 million people worldwide were forced from their homes due to conflict or persecution by the end of 2016, the United Nations said on Monday. Almost 750,000 people fled that fledgling country a year ago.
At the same time, returns of refugees and internally displaced people to their homes, combined with other solutions such as resettlement in third countries meant that for some, 2016 brought the prospect of improvement.
The report showed despite huge focus on Europe's refugee crisis, it is the poorer countries that host most of the world's refugees. Of the 65.6 million people forcibly displaced globally, 10.3 million became displaced in 2016, about two-thirds of them (6.9 million) fleeing within their own countries.
And that number has ballooned by a further half million people since then, the agency said, stressing the most of the refugees had left since the "disastrous breakdown of peace efforts" last July.
âWhen we stand together with refugees, we also stand for respect and diversity for all, â says UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
Syria's six-year conflict alone has sent more than 5.5 million people seeking safety in other countries, including 825,000 last year alone, making it the world's biggest producer of refugees. Turkey continued to host the largest refugee population, with 2.9 million refugees at the end of 2016, followed by Pakistan, Lebanon and Iran.
Ongoing crises in sub-Saharan Africa have resulted in large and sudden population displacements, which results in neighboring countries opening their borders to those fleeing conflict.
The new money, which comes on top of $36.9 million in humanitarian assistance to South Sudan Ottawa announced in March, will improve access to basic health services, including family planning and reproductive health care for women and girls as well as increasing access to food, Bibeau said.
The numbers of those displaced is likely to be over a million by end of the year, UNHCR said.
While in Bentiu, the High Commissioner also visited a new site where hundreds of displaced people have been given small plots of land to build more permanent shelters, as well as supply kits that include solar lamps, cooking supplies and soap.
Amnesty said only 18 percent of the required funding for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda had been met as of May.
86% of the worlds Refugees are hosted by developing countries.
Turkey, for the third consecutive year, has hosted the largest number of refugees worldwide, a new United Nations report has said. "Borders must be kept open, but we can not expect a country like Uganda to shoulder the entire bill", said Egeland.