This is the highest number since the targeted efforts began in December 2013 and exceeds the initial 2.88 million target. The sixth round of the response efforts will commence on 4 May.
According to an assessment undertaken by FAO and its partners, 94 percent of communities report that they do not have enough seeds to plant for the next agricultural season.
The barges, which carry urgently needed food and fuel supplies, came under attack on the Nile River near Barbuoui. Four crew members and UNMISS peacekeepers were wounded.
Humanitarian assistance, geared towards treatment of malnourished children, improved access to food, social safety nets and livelihood support is needed, at least, until the next Gu harvest in July-August.