South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 46 (as of 24 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.

  • An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

2.4 million People reached with humanitarian assistance*

1.1 million People internally displaced by violence

425,000 People who have fled to neighboring countries

Situation overview

There was notable insecurity in some areas of the country, with fighting in Nassir, Upper Nile State, and in Ayod, Jonglei State. In Mingkaman, Lakes State, a wrestling match on 20 July led to fighting among spectators, and nearby homes of displaced people and host community members were looted.
Calm returned in the following days. Elsewhere in Lakes there were reports of tension related to continued fear of cattle raids.

Of some 1.1 million people displaced internally by the crisis, an estimated 95,470 were seeking safety across ten Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites within UNMISS bases, as of 21 July. Some 425,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries.

Health partners were closely monitoring the cholera situation, as well as tracking other disease risks. Partners noted that malaria, acute respiratory infection, and acute watery diarrhea were the highest disease risks in displacement sites, especially during the rainy season.

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