Clashes in Upper Nile prompt IOM to temporarily suspend relief activities
GoRSS lifts government restrictions on humanitarian activities in Panyijiar
Health actors respond to ongoing cholera and measles outbreaks
Displaced populations continue to flee to Uganda and neighboring countries
Insecurity continues to displace populations and hinder humanitarian access in South Sudan, while internally displaced person (IDP) site overcrowding and ongoing outbreaks of cholera and measles are complicating relief actor efforts to support the emergency health and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of conflict-affected populations.
Emergency—IPC 4—and Crisis—IPC 3—levels of food insecurity persist across South Sudan, with nearly one-third of the population requiring emergency food assistance, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).
FEWS NET predicts that escalation of conflict during the upcoming February–July lean season could result in Famine—IPC 5—conditions for the most vulnerable populations.