South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 1 | 16 January 2017


• Fighting in Yambio has displaced over 7,000 people.

• The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund has allocated nearly $11 million to support dry season response in the Greater Equatoria region.

• Malaria topped all diseases in 2016 as the leading cause of death and morbidity.

• The 2016 cholera outbreak has spread to 10 counties, with cases confirmed in Panyijiar.

• Clashes between refugees and host community in Maban County displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian operations


No. of Internally Displaced Persons - 1.85 million

No. of refugees in neighboring countries - 1.4 million

No. of people assisted in 2016 (as of 30 October) - 4.7 million

Yambio: fighting displaces thousands

Renewed fighting in areas north of Yambio town, Western Equatoria, has displaced over 7,300 people since 3 January 2017 and affected five villages: Bazumburu, Bazungua,
Bodo, Gitikiri and Rimenze.

Over 4,000 people have been forced to seek safety and humanitarian assistance in Yambio town, some of whom are staying in Nabima school compound. Another 3,000 individuals have been displaced to Rimenze Church and others to Makpandu settlement and Kasia boma. During the fighting, houses were reportedly burned, property destroyed and an unspecified number of civilians killed.

Humanitarian organizations are responding to the needs of people affected by the fighting.
High energy biscuits have been distributed for children and household items have been distributed for displaced families. A mobile health clinic has been set-up to provide emergency healthcare.

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