South Sudan Crisis Situation report as of 27 February 2014 Report number 23
Malakal town, Upper Nile State, was deserted amid reports of violations and abuses, especially against girls and women. The UN base, sheltering over 20,000 people, continued to receive new arrivals amid fears of further attacks.
Humanitarian partners focused on prepositioning vital aid supplies ahead of the rainy season, when 60 per cent of the roads across the country become impassable. The Crisis Response Plan is 21 per cent funded. $748 million of the $1.27 billion total requirement by June is urgently needed to enable pre-positioning of lifesaving supplies assist 3.2 million people.
An oral cholera vaccination campaign commenced in both UN bases in Juba on 27 February, targeting 43,000 people. Another oral cholera vaccination campaign reached 38,321 people in Awerial County, Lakes State.
Partners are advocating for resources to support the resumption of food production and livelihood system for displaced and host communities to avert malnutrition, disease and destitution.
An assessment in Pochala, Jonglei State already shows a global acute malnutrition rate of 6.2 per cent.
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