South Sudan

IRNA Report: Jalle payam - Jonglei state, 10 February 2015

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This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.

Situation overview

The assessment team travelled by road from Bor town to Jalle Payam, Bor South County on 10 February 2015. The assessment was conducted the same day in Jalle Payam located north of Bor town (GPS N: 06˚ 40’ 11.51’’, N: 31˚28’ 34’’). The payam has a total of five payams with the population of 13.506 people as per 2008 census report, which is 7 % of the total population of the County (Bor South).

The objectives of the assessment was to (i) provide an immediate and quick overview of the emergency situation in the area. (ii) to assess and determine the needs of the claimed community and estimâtes their number. (iii)Make initial rough estimates of the needs of the affected population and define the priorities for humanitarian action and; (iv) To identify aspects for which more detailed follow-on assessments, including cluster specific assessments, would be needed.

On the ground the team met with boma chiefs of the affected areas, community leaders, représentatives from teachers, community health workers and représentatives from women, girls and youth groups. During the interviews it was noted that the community vividly recall the December 2013 violence which caused them to flee to the nearby islands and Mingkaman. 60 percent of the original population are reported to have returned in February and March of 2014, while the rest are still in Mingkaman. However, in the interview conducted with chiefs and community leaders it was informed that on the 1st February 2015 around 7.00 pm two bomas (Jalle and Majak) in Jalle payam was attacked by the armed group allege to be Murle tribe.It estimated that 3619 individuals (517HHs) was affected. 72 houses and 165 cows were burnt. Six people were killed and three wounded.The community was displaced for one day and returned back in the second day.

The community leaders informed the team that 70% of the affected population are female headed households. The community are in need of food, shelter and security. The government has provided 7.5 mts of maize flour and 1.75 mts of beans on 9th February 2015, and deployed SPLA in the village to provide security. SPLA soldiers have occupied the school and children are not attending school. WFP has continued to provide monthly food ration to food insecure households in the payam. For the month of February WFP distributed General Food Distribution (GFD) to 1567 people and blanket supplementary feeding to 1083 children under five. ICRC/RC has provided NFIs to 300 HHs,(58% of the affected households). The NFIs distributed were water containers, soaps, blankets, plastics sheets, clothes, mosquito nets and fishing nets.

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