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The security situation in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)-affected areas east of the Nile River deteriorated over the reporting period. Clashes between the LRA and the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) were reported in a number of locations south and south-east of Juba in Central Equatoria. Two ambushes targeting civilian vehicles were also reported on the Juba-Nimule road.
The security situation in Equatoria remained volatile with several attacks and cases of abduction by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). On 7 March, a truck belonging to a national NGO called South Sudan Community Association (SSCA) was ambushed by the LRA along the Yei-Maridi road, near Tore, 43 miles from Yei. During the incident, one SSCA staff member was killed while two others were seriously injured.
The security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is relatively stable. An assessment mission to Yambio and Tambura in Western Equatoria confirmed that the two areas are calm and are now pegged to UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) security phase 3 level 2.
In Juba, the population has gone up dramatically and consequently crimes of theft, robbery and arson as well as traffic contraventions have increased significantly.
The general security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is stable but tense due to alleged Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) movements and activities in the Maridi areas in Western Equatoria State as well as along the Juba-Torit road in Central and Eastern Equatoria States. The Juba-Rokon road is now safe as the Dinka herdsmen, who were considered a security risk on that road, have now moved away from the Mundri area in Western Equatoria on their way back to Bor.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
The situation is tense on the Juba-Torit and Juba-Nimule roads and in areas surrounding Gumbo and Rejaf where the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has been launching attacks almost on a daily basis, looting food, cows, goats and property. Confirmed police sources indicate that the LRA has its base at Lungi Hill, approximately four kilometres south of Gumbo. There has been no positive response from the security forces based in the Gumbo vicinity to protect the civilian population.