South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 39 (6 June 2014 )

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 06 Jun 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes were reported in parts of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states causing people to flee and affecting the aid operation.

  • As of 4 June, 1,306 suspected cases of cholera had been reported including 29 related deaths, with the outbreak spreading to Yei and Kajo Keji in Central Equatoria State.

  • Humanitarian partners responded to an alarming increase in the number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Leer, Unity State, where measles cases have also been confirmed.

  • 4 million People in need of assistance

  • 1.4 million People reached with humanitarian assistance *
  • 1,038,000 People internally displaced by violence
  • 367,260 People who have fled to neighbouring countries

*This includes people internally displaced, refugees from other countries sheltering in South Sudan and other vulnerable communities who have received assistance since January 2014. This does not mean that the needs of these people have been comprehensively met.

Situation overview

The security situation continued to deteriorate in parts of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. In Jonglei, the situation remained calm but unpredictable amid fears of potential clashes in the area of Pochalla, with some humanitarian partners relocating their staff. In Upper Nile State, sporadic shooting was reported on the southern bank of the Sobat River. Gunfire was reported in Nasir County on 31 May. Rapid response activities remained on hold in Mandeng, Nasir Country, due to renewed clashes.

In Unity State, the situation remained tense, with sporadicshooting ongoing. On 4 June, fighting was reported outside the state capital Bentiu. A military presence was reported north of Tourabeith. In Rubkona, tensions remained high with the continued buildup of troops. Partners on the ground also reported significant movements of displaced people from Bentiu towards Sudan’s Heglig area.

As of 4 June, 1,306 cholera cases including 29 related deaths had been reported. The outbreak spread outside Juba with several suspected cases reported in Yei and Kajo Keji in Central Equatoria State. The case fatality rate remained above the emergency threshold at 2.2 per cent (the emergency threshold is 1 per cent).

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