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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 55 (as of 25 September 2014)

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HIGHLIGHTS

● The latest IPC report found 2.2 million people are currently in crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity and that 1.5 million people would remain food insecure until the end of the year, even during the harvest season.

● Around 2.5 million people could be facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity between January and March 2015.

● A severe malnutrition situation exists in Ulang, Upper Nile State, with a proxy global acute malnutrition rate of over 40 per cent identified.

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

3.1 million People reached with humanitarian assistance *

1.35 million People internally displaced by violence

453,600 People have fled to neighboring countries

Situation overview

Fighting continued in Renk, Upper Nile State. This caused population movement northwards to the Sudan border, as well as to the south of Renk. Total numbers of people displaced were as yet unknown, but some 150 people were sheltering at the UNMISS base in Renk while others were reported to be returning to their homes. Assessments were planned in the surroounding areas.

The situation in Nassir area of Upper Nile State was tense, as it was in Bentiu and Rubkona, Unity State areas with continued unconfirmed reports of impending attack.

In Jonglei State, the uncertain security situation paused assessment and response operations in Pigi/Canal County.

Delivery resumed as of 25 September, but in Kamel, rathern than Kaldak as previously planned. In Bor town, southward in Jonglei, there were reportedly ongoing impediments at Bor airstrip surrounding the delivery of assistance.

Clashes and criminality were ongoing in Lakes State, with some 665 people sheltering in various locations in Rumbek as a result of insecurity. Another 230 had reportedly left the city for other areas.

In Mingkaman, also in Lakes State, the situation remained unpredictable. Movement between Mingkaman and Bor town continued. Partners verified and registered some 300 people displaced from Duk and Twic East counties arriving in Mingkaman.

Partners reported an estimated 8,100 people arrived from Uganda to Kajo Keji, in Central Equatoria State.

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