South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 40 (13 June 2014)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 13 Jun 2014

Highlights

 Access constraints and insecurity continued to hinder delivery of aid supplies in Unity State.

 Relocation of displaced people sheltering in the UN base in Malakal, Upper Nile State began on 7 June.

 About 1.5 million people have been displaced, including 378,000 people who have fled to neighbouring countries.

 WASH partners scaled up their response to reach over 1.9 million people amid fears of epidemics.

Situation overview

The situation remained unpredictable, in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. In Bor, Jonglei State, random shootings were reported around the UN base. Clashes were also reported south of Renk County and around Nasir in Upper Nile State, disrupting humanitarian response activities in both locations.

Access constraints and insecurity remained a concern to the aid operation. A truck carrying humanitarian supplies from Bentiu to Rubkona in Unity State hit a land mine on 6 June. Partners also reported that armed elements attempted to commandeer a humanitarian cargo plane on Rubkona airstrip. In another incident, a truck carrying aid supplies was looted in Wau town, Western Bahr el Ghazal State.

Up to 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes since the crisis broke out in December 2013. About 378,000 of these have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda and nearly 94,000 people are sheltered in UN bases.

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