South Sudan

Situation Overview: Greater Equatoria, South Sudan (September 2017)



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.

In order to fill these information gaps and facilitate humanitarian programming, REACH began collecting monthly data on hard-toreach areas in Greater Equatoria in January 2017 through interviews with Key Informants (KIs). The data was collected primarily through interviews with new arrivals to Juba Protection of Civilians (PoC)1 and PoC3 sites, and was supplemented by phone calls with additional KIs residing across Greater Equatoria.

In September 2017, REACH interviewed 275 KIs (185 new arrivals and 90 through remote calls) (Figure 1) from a total of 200 settlements: 90 settlements in six counties of Central Equatoria, 72 settlements in the eight counties of Eastern Equatoria and 38 settlements in seven counties of Western Equatoria (Map 1). This Situation Overview provides a summary of displacement trends in addition to access to food and basic services for both Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and local communities across Greater Equatoria in September 2017.