Intermittent clashes continue to generate humanitarian needs and drive displacement in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile states.
High-level U.N. official concludes advocacyfocused South Sudan visit.
Relief organizations continue to express concern regarding potential for food insecurity in 2015.
Although Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar recommitted to the cessation of hostilities agreement on November 9, ongoing violence in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile continues to drive displacement and humanitarian needs. However, the U.N. reports the situation in Upper Nile’s Malakal protection of civilian (PoC) site is calm following inter-communal tensions in recent weeks.
From November 19 to 21, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG/DERC) Kyung-wha Kang visited South Sudan to highlight the humanitarian consequences of the conflict and mobilize support for the humanitarian response. While in South Sudan, ASG/DERC Kang met with GoRSS officials,
Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) members, and conflict-affected individuals.
On November 25, the GoRSS and protection partners launched a 16-day gender-based violence (GBV) awareness campaign to address the high incidence of GBV in South Sudan, which the U.N. reports has increased since the onset of the current crisis.