Attacks have forced school children to abandon their books and pregnant women to run for their lives
Sandra fixes her gaze on a family sitting beneath a makeshift shelter. Tears stream down her dusty face, leaving tracks on her cheeks.
March saw thousands of people displaced in and from South Sudan due to clashes and conflict in multiple locations. In Eastern Equatoria, there was a significant spike in displacement, as people fled from Agoro, Umeo and Panyikwara into Magwi town, as well as from Magwi to Uganda, following additional troop deployments and clashes. Attacks were also reported in Loming, in Torit East, with homes razed forcing more people to flee. In Central Equatoria, tensions remained high around Yei, with multiple reports of attacks on civilians while attempting to carry food into town.
UNHCR expresses alarm at deteriorating security situation in South Sudan.
AMWO, Uganda – Following a recent attack on the town of Pajok in South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation in the country which has forced even more refugees to flee for their lives.
Uganda’s northern Lamwo district has received over 6,000 South Sudanese since Monday (April 3), with at least 4,500 still crowded together at the border.
Disaster response organization calls for support in countries with high food insecurity, on the brink of famine
April 4, 2017 – World Renew is calling for support to increase its work in eastern Africa as it aims to help prevent additional countries from progressing from severe food insecurity to famine. World Renew is already at work in the region, including South Sudan, where famine has been declared by the United Nations, and Nigeria, where millions are also facing extreme food insecurity.
Humanitarian Coordinator demands perpetrators of attacks against aid workers be held to account.
Aid organizations are working to scale up the famine response in central and southern Unity.
Fighting and insecurity across the Equatorias continue to uproot tens of thousands of civilians.
Thousands of people remain displaced following clashes in Jonglei, which resulted in killings, destruction, gender-based violence and recruitment of child soldiers.