In 2016, 908 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian partners in South Sudan, compared to 909 incidents in 2015 and 779 incidents in 2014. The number of humanitarian access incidents spiked significantly in the second half of 2016, increasing from an average of 63.5 incidents per month from January to June to 88 from July to December. Of the total incidents reported, 69 per cent involved violence against humanitarian personnel or assets, compared to 57 per cent in the previous year. Robbery, looting and threats or harassment were the most common incidents. More than one third of the incidents happened in Central Equatoria, which also recorded a spike in number of reported incidents, from 205 in 2015 to 316 in 2016. Eastern Equatoria saw the largest percentage increase from 10 incidents in 2015 to 42 in 2016.
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