Almost half the population – 4.8 million people – are severely food insecure. That’s 1.4 million more than the same time a year ago. It’s projected to get even worse in 2018, with an estimated 5.1 million people set to go hungry.
UNICEF and partners continue with a multi-sectoral response to contain the new outbreak in Panyijiar county where 78 per cent of the cases reported are under five, with none having been vaccinated previously.
More than two million South Sudanese have fled the country so far. Around half a million people could become refugees in the coming year, based on the current arrival trends in the neighbouring countries.