Targeted violence and armed clashes result in aid worker and civilian deaths
WFP convoy transports emergency food assistance from Sudan to Aweil, South Sudan
Clashes among armed groups continue to endanger civilians and limit humanitarian access in South Sudan. On November 28, intercommunal violence in Jonglei State resulted in the death of at least 45 civilians, including six people working for two nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and injured nearly 20 other civilians, the UN reports.
More than 6 million people in South Sudan will likely require emergency food assistance by May 2018, with Famine—IPC 5—levels of acute food insecurity possible in some areas of the country, according to a report by the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).5 The analysis found that food security is expected to deteriorate countrywide beginning in early 2018.