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21 May 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

18 May 2018 description

CONTEXT

Akobo town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

17 May 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.

17 May 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Kapoeta town is located in Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, near Eastern Equatoria South Sudan’s border with Kenya. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan in December 2013, Kapoeta town has been the gateway through which most internally displaced persons (IDPs) have passed on their way to refugee camps in Kenya.

16 May 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Nyal town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei States have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources.

Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people travelling to and from nearby islands.

15 May 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan displaced an estimated 4 million people from their homes. According to UNHCR, 2.5 million out of the 4 million displaced South Sudanese have become refugees in neighbouring countries, including Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia. However, due to difficult conditions in refugee camps and settlements, some refugees are reportedly returning to South Sudan even as war rages on.

09 May 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Background

Moyo District in the West-Nile Sub-Region of Uganda is a major hosting area for people displaced from Kajo-Keji County in Central Equatoria, South Sudan after fighting spread though he county in the second half of 2016. Due to ongoing insecurity, Kajo-Keji County has been mostly inaccessible to humanitarian actors since July 2016.

27 Apr 2018 description

CONTEXT

Akobo town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

26 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Famine was declared in South Sudan’s Unity State counties of Mayendit and Leer in early 2017. Although this Famine was constrained through increased humanitarian assistance, subsequent updates from the Integrated Phase Food Security Classification (IPC) for South Sudan have continued to highlight the risk of Famine in different parts of the country. The January IPC update estimated that 5.3 million South Sudan are facing crisis and emergency acute food insecurity.

25 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, the conflict in South Sudan expanded to previously peaceful areas, including Greater Equatoria (Central, Eastern, and Western Equatoria States). Many areas in Greater Equatoria are, as of now, largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of a few large towns and displacement sites.