• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.
In this issue
1M South Sudanese in Uganda P.1
Insecurity compounds food crisis P.1
Deepening food crisis in Mvolo P.2
Youth bearing brunt of con ict P.3 Looting deprives thousands P.3
Fighting disrupts response P.4
South Sudanese refugees in Uganda pass 1 million mark, partners urge access
The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has reached one million with majority arriving in the neighbouring country in the last 12 months. More than 85 per cent are women and children. This represents an average of 1,800 people crossing into Uganda every day for the last 12 months. In addition to the million there, almost a million South Sudanese are being hosted by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic. Partners in Central Equatoria's Yei County estimate that more than 25,000 people crossed to Uganda in the second week of August following an increase in road ambushes by opposition forces along Kaya-Yei road. The heightened insecurity in the border villages of Yei County, forced the people to ee in fear of retaliatory attacks. For months, humanitarian actors have experienced access denials by both government and non-state armed actors. In particular, a long standing denial by non-state armed forces to access civilians in Kupera and Mukaya (Yei County) remains a key concern. Continued access denials by armed actors to areas outside of Torit (Eastern Equatoria) and Kajo-Keji (Central Equatoria) are depriving thousands of people of much needed relief aid. Partners continue demand free, safe and unhindered access to all areas where people are in need.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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