An estimated 710,600 people have been displaced inside South Sudan since the conflict started in December. Another 171,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
Response operation continued in Malakal, despite heavy fighting on 18 February threatening to disrupt aid activities. Partners maintained critical staff in Malakal to ensure response operation to over 20,000 people sheltering within the UN base.
A measles vaccination campaign was completed in Walgak, Jonglei State reaching 10,150 children, while in Minkaman, Lakes State, 16,650 people received oral cholera vaccines.
The Crisis Response Plan is 20 per cent funded. $748 million of the $1.27 billion total requirement by June is urgently needed to enable pre-positioning of lifesaving supplies ahead of the rains in March, when 60 per cent of the country becomes inaccessible by road.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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