South Sudan

South Sudan Crisis Situation Report as of 20 March 2014 number 28



● Fighting broke out in Malakal, Upper Nile, on 19 March. Clashes also occurred in Leer County, Unity State.

● Airdrops began to supply food to people in need in nine locations in conflict-affected states.

● The World Food Programme received authorization to commence operations via the Ethiopian corridor.

● The conflict has forced some 958,000 people from their homes, including 709,000 within South Sudan and 249,000 to neighbouring countries.

● Aid agencies have so far reached around 925,700 of the 3.2 million people to be assisted by June.

● The Emergency Directors of eight humanitarian agencies arrived in South Sudan on 19 March for a three-day visit to draw attention to needs and enhance the response.


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