UN records at least seven aid worker deaths since January
ICRC delivers humanitarian assistance in Leer for the first time since early April
USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 2.6 million people with emergency food assistance in May
On June 28, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) distributed emergency food commodities and shelter supplies to vulnerable households in Unity State’s Leer County, marking ICRC’s first delivery of assistance in the county since fighting began in April. ICRC plans to assist a total of 8,000 conflict-affected households in the county in the coming weeks.
From January–May, the UN reported more than 380 security incidents that disrupted relief operations across South Sudan, including violence against humanitarian workers.
On July 4, armed actors attacked a humanitarian convoy contracted by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Central Equatoria State, resulting in one aid worker death. South Sudan remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for humanitarian personnel, with the UN recording at least seven aid worker deaths since January