South Sudan

South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 53 (as of 11 September 2014)

Situation Report
Originally published



● The Humanitarian Country Team visited Lankien, Jonglei State where there was a spike in kala-azar cases.

● Security concerns in Bentiu, Unity State resulted in the suspension of fixed-wing flights to Rubkona and surrounding counties. Living conditions within the PoC site remained dire.

● Since 26 August, 10 cases of rape were reported at Bentiu PoC site. All incidents occurred when women left the site to gather wood or go to the market.

● Cholera continued to decline, with only 28 new cases in the previous week.

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

2.7 million People reached with humanitarian assistance*

1.3 million People internally displaced by violence

452,700 People have fled to neighboring countries

Situation overview

Heavy rains continued throughout the country, further worsening already largely impassable roads, increasing the cost of aid delivery as air delivery needs increase. In Bentiu area, security concerns resulted in the suspension of fixed-wing flights to the Rubkona airstrip and surrounding counties, while scheduled helicopter flights continued. The suspension has affected the delivery of humanitarian supplies. The condition of the runway remained poor.

While cholera is declining throughout the country, partners were concerned that poor conditions in Bentiu were raising the risk of disease. Living conditions remained poor, despite the completion of a first drainage trench. Excavations on a second drainage trench were planned, and WASH partners were surging two additional teams to the site to improve sanitation.

In Malakal town, Upper Nile, the security situation was quiet, with a noticeable increase in people and commerce in town. There were reports that some 10,000 displaced people arrived in Pagak and Maiwut in Upper Nile State from Ethiopia, putting pressure on existing basic services there. Elsewhere in Upper Nile, partners reported some 7,000 people in Makalal Shuluk island in need of urgent response. An assessment has been completed and a response is planned.

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