Partners condemned the abduction of 89 children who were taking their exams in Wau Shilluk, Upper Nile State.
Partners were responding to cholera in Eastern Equatoria. Since 19 February, there have been no new cholera cases reported.
Over 600 people were registered as newly arrived in Yida, Unity State coming from South Kordofan in Sudan - 11 per cent fewer than in the previous week. Of the new arrivals, 65 per cent were women and children.
Funding for humanitarian logistics remains low, but the current dry season is a critical opportunity to repair infrastructure and preposition supplies.
4.1 million People to be assisted by the end of 2015
2.5 million People facing crisis/emergency levels of food insecurity Jan-Mar 2015
1.5 million People internally displaced by conflict since December 2013
$529 million Pledged at Nairobi conference for response to South Sudan crisis
During the week, more than 1,000 people were reportedly conscripted in Wau Shilluk in Upper Nile State. They included 89 children abducted while taking their exams. Aid agencies condemned the boys’ abduction and expressed concern that the children will miss their secondary examination if they are not released.
On 26 February, sporadic shootings and armed robberies were reported along the Juba to Yei road in the areas of Bungu and Lainya in Central Equatoria State. Fatalities were reported during the incident. The traffic movement on the road has been affected. Previously, on 21 February, mortar shelling was reported in Renk town, Upper Nile State. Damage to the town is still uncertain. Similar exchange of mortar shells were also reported in Nasir County.
Cattle raids continued in Jonglei, Lakes and Western Bahr el Ghazal states during the week. On 20 February, 200 cattle were taken in Cueibet County, Lakes State. Four people were killed during the raid. On 21 February, there was an attempted raid in Wau County that was repulsed. Another attempted raid took place on 23 February in Jalle Payam in Bor South County. The raiders were repulsed by the communities. 70 cattle were also recovered. Partners estimate the livelihoods of some 80 per cent of the population are based on livestock.
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