In September, renewed fighting continued between armed elements in Yei County and Kajo-keji County, Central Equatoria; Baggari area in Western Bahr el Ghazal; and Mirmir, Ngony and Kuoh in Koch County, Unity. In Yei, despite the fighting, humanitarian partners resumed normal movement and activities in the town. Access beyond the town remained constrained, and in some locations many civilians fled their homes due to fighting. An Integrated Rapid Response Mechanism mission to Baggari in September, provided nearly 13,300 people with a one-month food ration. Other aid responses including nutrition, WASH, NFI, health, and livelihoods were also conducted. As a response to a security crisis, nearly 3,500 people were relocated to an informal site in Juba from Juba PoC site. Malaria remains the top cause of morbidity and mortality, with at least 15 counties in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes, Warrap, Unity and Central Equatoria having trends that exceed the expected levels. Health partners intensified preparedness activities against Ebola in South Sudan following the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As of 30 September, aid agencies in South Sudan had assisted some 4.7 million people; about 78 per cent of the 6.0 million people targeted across the country. The assistance provided includes: nearly 4.3 million people reached by food assistance and emergency livelihoods support; more than 995,000 people provided with access to improved water sources; over 622,000 people assisted with vital non-food items and emergency shelter, including blankets and mosquito nets; about 652,000 children and pregnant and lactating mothers provided with emergency nutritional assistance; more than 616,000 children provided with access to education in emergencies; over 1.7 million people who received health care and nearly 2.8 million people who received services related to gender-based violence, child protection, mine awareness education and general protection services.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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