South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 45 (as of 17 July 2014)
● Assistance to 37,000 people in Nhialdu, northwest of Bentiu, Unity State was disrupted by fighting early this week.
● WASH partners continue to improve access to clean water and sanitation at Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, and health partners report a decrease in the Under-5 mortality rate there.
● New arrivals to the Bentiu site were as high as 50 families per day raising concerns of congestion in the site
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
405,600 People who have fled to neighboring countries
An estimated 1.1 million people were internally displaced due to violence and hunger, and just over 400,000 had fled to neighboring countries.
The security situation remained uncertain in some parts of the country. In Guit and Nhialdu, near Bentiu in Unity State, clashes disrupted humanitarian assistance to 37,000 people. Reports from Lakes State indicate some 1,000 people displaced by cattle raiding incidents and other fighting.
Food security and child malnutrition were of major concern in conflict affected areas of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. In Leer town in Unity State, for example, partners were treating 40 malnutrition cases each month before the crisis. More than 1,000 new cases per month are now being treated. Nearly four million people are likely to be in emergency or crisis food insecurity phases. A recent FEWSNET report shows that in some areas there is little or no cultivation at all: (http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/SS_Seasonal%20m...).
The rains continued to constrain the aid operation. Many roads in the most conflicted affected areas are impassible. In Jonglei State, 90 per cent of the main roads were impassible as of 14 July, while 75 per cent of main roads were not usable in Unity State
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