South Sudan + 3 more

South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #7, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

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Situation Report
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HIGHLIGHTS

• High-level USG delegations visit South Sudan

• Violent clashes prompt internal displacement, additional refugees

• Insecurity results in temporary suspension of relief operations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

• Conflict in Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Upper Nile, and Western Bahr el Ghazal states generated additional internal displacement, as well as population movements into neighboring countries, during the month of April. Attacks on aid workers, which resulted in the deaths of four USAID partner employees, prompted humanitarian organizations to relocate staff from conflict-affected areas and temporarily suspend relief operations.

• Health actors in South Sudan recorded nearly 1,500 suspected cholera cases in April, increasing the total number of cases to 7,700 since June 2016, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) and UN World Health Organization (WHO) report. The cholera outbreak has affected all 10 states in South Sudan. Relief organizations express concern that the upcoming May-to-September rainy season could accelerate cholera transmission and result in increased humanitarian needs.