IOM South Sudan Situation Report 32 (30 July – 13 August 2014)

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 13 Aug 2014

OVERVIEW

Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 434,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 internally dis-placed persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

The security situation remains tense, especially in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states where over 95,000 people are sheltering in UNMISS Protection of Civilian PoC) sites. On 4 August, fighting broke out in Maban County (Upper Nile State) and six humanitarian staff were killed. IOM and other agencies have evacuated key staff members that could be targeted and the situation remains on high alert.

Peace talks resumed on 4 August in Addis Ababa. The fifth session of the IGAD led mediation will focus on the finalization and signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Implementation Matrix and continued negotiations towards the creation of a government of National Unity.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)Bentiu PoC site, that hosts more than 40,000 IDPs, has flooded following a week of heavy rain. Thousands of shelters have been destroyed and humanitarians are prioritizing the movement of IDPs to developed areas.

Since the declaration of the cholera outbreak on 15 May, a total of 5,697 cholera cases including 123 deaths (case fatality rate is 2.2%) have been recorded as of 13 August. In Eastern Equatoria 897 cases have been recorded including 17 deaths. 64 Cholera cases and 2 deaths were recorded at the Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site.

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