Renewed insecurity in Jonglei, Upper Nile, Western Bahr el Ghazal, and Western Equatoria jeopardizes humanitarian access
Fighting in Malakal PoC site results in at least 18 deaths and 90 injuries
First Sudan–South Sudan cross border overland convoy arrives in South Sudan
From February 17–18, armed actors clashed in the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) protection of civilians (PoC) site in Malakal town, Upper Nile State. The violence and subsequent events resulted in at least 18 deaths—including two Médicines Sans Frontières (MSF) staff—and injured at least 90 people. Fire that began during the violence destroyed medical facilities and shelters in the PoC site.
USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) continues to negotiate access to alternative transport routes for the delivery of humanitarian supplies across South Sudan. In February, WFP convoys successfully transported emergency relief commodities across conflict lines in Jonglei State and the recently opened Sudan–South Sudan border.
Despite ongoing insecurity and other access impediments, relief organizations are expanding humanitarian operations in Unity State. In early February, 11 WFP mobile teams provided emergency food assistance to approximately 140,000 people in Unity State’s Panyijiar County