South Sudan

South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 59 (as of 23 October 2014)

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of October, aid organizations had reached 3.5 million of the 3.8 million people to be assisted in 2014, though the response needed to be sustained.

  • Heavy rains in the past two weeks have caused flooding in the displacement sites in Mingkaman, Lakes State.

  • Biometric registration was underway in Malakal, Upper Nile State, with 10,000 people in the new and improved Protection of Civilians site register

  • The whereabouts of a humanitarian staff abducted in Malakal on 16 October were still unknown, despite calls for his immediate release.

Situation overview

The security situation remained largely stable during the week, though tension remained high in Bentiu and Malakal towns.

On 16 October, an aid worker was abducted by armed elements from the airfi eld in Malakal. The staff member’s whereabouts and condition is unknown at the time of reporting. The humanitarian community expressed their concern about the abduction, and called for his immediate release.

Relief organizations providing water, sanitation and hygiene support reached 3.5 million people as of October. This represents over 90 per cent of the people the aid community is aiming to assist for the year. However, people’s needs have not been comprehensively met and the response needs to be sustained, especially in remote areas.

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