South Sudan crisis Situation update as of 21 December 2013 Report number 2

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 21 Dec 2013


  • Increasing numbers of people seek refuge in UN peacekeeping (UNMISS) bases in South Sudan, or move to other places of relative safety in South Sudan as clashes continue in several states.

  • Registration of the people displaced in the two main UNMISS bases in Juba will begin on 22 December.

  • Aid agencies are providing healthcare and water and sanitation assistance to displaced people, and are preparing to begin distributions of shelter supplies, household items and basic food assistance on 22 December.

  • Since 15 December, five of South Sudan’s ten states have been affected by armed violence. Looting of humanitarian compounds has been reported in Jonglei and Unity states.

  • 20,000 displaced people have reportedly arrived in different locations in Awerial County, Lakes State, following violence in Jonglei.

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