South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 47 (as of 31 July 2014)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 31 Jul 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Severe flooding in the Protection of Civilians site in Bentiu, Unity State, caused living conditions to deteriorate sharply.

  • A growing number of crisis-displaced people - some 227,000 - have returned to their home areas, but remain in need of assistance.

  • While the cholera outbreak was relatively contained in Central Equatoria and Upper Nile states, the disease continued to spread to new locations in Eastern Equatoria State.

  • Relocations to improved displacement sites continued, with over 32,000 people assisted to move from flood-prone areas to higher ground.

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

434,000 People have fled to neighboring countries

Situation overview

The situation in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states remained tense, with reports of sporadic shooting in Nasir, Upper Nile, and clashes and youth mobilization in parts of Jonglei. People continued to flee into neighbouring countries.

Aid workers reported growing numbers of people displaced during the crisis returning to their homes.
Around 227,000 people have returned so far, most in Jonglei, southern Unity, and Western Equatoria states.

Having in many cases lost their homes, livelihoods and all belongings, these communities remain among the most vulnerable in the country, and a priority for the humanitarian community.
The rainy season has increased the risk of disease across the country, including respiratory, water-borne and other communicable diseases. In displacement sites, the most commonly reported illness was pneumonia and other acute respiratory infections and malaria, together accounting for over 40 per cent of cases treated in the sites.

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