South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 15 August 2014)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 15 Aug 2014 View Original

Displacement, flood risk and diseases

Over 68 per cent of the estimated 1.3 million people displaced within South Sudan are sheltering in flood-prone sites where they are at risk of contracting malaria, acute respiratory infections, acute bloody or watery diarrhoea and measles. The 1.3 million figure represents a rise in the number of internally displaced people, from 1.1 million in July, due to improved reporting. Displacement sites in Bentiu, Juba and Malakal, in Unity, Central Equatoria and Upper Nile states, respectively, have reported flooding.

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