South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 37 (as of 23 May 2014)

Highlights

  • The number of cholera cases continued to rise in Juba with 395 suspected cases reported as of 22 May, including 14 deaths.

  • Security environment in Upper Nile and Jonglei states resulted in new displacements.

  • Approximately 359,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries.

  • The South Sudan Humanitarian Pledging Conference in Oslo concluded with 22 donors pledging more than US$600 million towards the humanitarian response.

4 million People in need of assistance

1.4 million People reached with humanitarian assistance*

1.3 million People displaced by violence (internally or as refugees)

75,000 People sheltering in UN bases

Situation overview

Tension remained high in the northern areas of Unity State with armed elements reportedly moving from Bentiu to Mayom County. In Upper Nile State, the presence of armed elements was reported in various counties, including in Malakal town. Around 200 people sought shelter in the Malakal UN base. Fighting was reported in Renk and Nasir counties.

The security situation was unpredictable in Lakes State following reports of cattle-raids and heavy military presence in Rumbek East. In Western Bahr el Ghazal State, clashes were reported north of Wau town.
Movements of humanitarian agencies to Bentiu, Unity, were suspended for several days, delaying the delivery of aid supplies. Heavy military presence was also reported in northern Unity State. In Jonglei State, the situation was calm in Bor, however clashes were reported in Akobo County.

Meanwhile the number of cholera cases continued to rise in Juba. A cumulative total of 395 suspected cases were reported as of 22 May, with 14 related deaths since the onset of the outbreak.

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