Situation Overview: Western Equatoria, South Sudan, April - June 2018

Report
from REACH Initiative
Published on 30 Jun 2018 View Original

Introduction

Following the outbreak of violence in Juba in early 2016, the conflict in South Sudan and especially the Greater Equatoria region (Western, Central and Eastern Equatoria states) escalated. Many areas of Western Equatoria State are 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-to-reach areas in Western Equatoria from June 2017 through interviews with Key Informants (KIs).
Between April and June 2018, data was collected through KI interviews, which were conducted in person in Yambio town who had direct or remote knowledge of the situation in a hard-to-reach settlement of Western Equatoria. From April to June 2018, REACH interviewed 242 KIs who had knowledge about 193 settlements in all ten counties of Western Equatoria State (Map 1).

Findings were triangulated with 2 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and secondary data, including other assessments conducted by REACH in Western Equatoria State over the reporting period. Map 2 also highlights the assessment coverage attained for Western Equatoria during this quarter.

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 host communities across Western Equatoria State from April to June 2018. The following analysis will summarise the data and trends among the ten counties of Western Equatoria State.