South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 42 (as of 26 June 2014)

Highlights

● Health, nutrition, water and sanitation services scaled up for over 40,000 people in the UN base in Bentiu, Unity State, but the underfive mortality rate remained at 2.96 deaths per 10,000 children per day, above the emergency threshold of 2/10,000 per day.

● Nearly 2,200 cholera cases were reported as of 25 June, with the number of cases rising quickly in Eastern Equatoria State.

● Close to 640,000 people in remote areas have been reached by rapid response operations since March.

● The UN Central Emergency Response Fund allocated US$3.5 million to the cholera response.

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year
1.9 million People reached with humanitarian assistance***
**1.1 million People internally displaced by violence

392,800 People who have fled to neighbouring countries

Situation overview

Violence and food insecurity continued to force people from their homes. More people from nearby counties arrived at the UN base in Bentiu, Unity State. Conditions inside the base remained of great concern, though water, sanitation and nutrition services were scaled up during the week.

Clashes were reported during the week, including near Bentiu in Unity State and around Nasir in Upper Nile State.

Since the start of the crisis, around 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes, including 392,800 people who have fled to neighbouring countries. Some 42,450 people who had been displaced within the country have returned to their homes. The majority of these people are in southern Unity State.

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