South Sudan

Cattle raiding sparks emergency assessment

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JONGLEI [ACTED News] – On Friday 8th February a large cattle raid in Akobo West, Jonglei State, resulted in 118 fatalities and close to 100 severely injured. More than 60,000 cattle were raided and thousands were missing. The size of this attack sent shock waves through the Lou Nuer tribe communities across Akobo County. This dramatically increased the level of fear among the general population of further attacks. ACTED found 11,172 people are displaced around 3 different locations in the State, through active participation in an interagency assessment in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Verification is ongoing to respond to the emergency needs of these IDPs.