South Sudan

South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 31 July 2018)

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Fighting and insecurity forced many people to flee their homes in July 2018. In Central Equatoria harassment and looting by armed groups continued to displace thousands in Kupera. In Yei town, nearly 130 returnee families arrived from Uganda, while armed clashes were reported at Jara-Gudu in Mukaya Payam, displacing people to Limbe, 18 km outside of Yei town, in Lainya County. In Western Equatoria over 7,000 IDPs were reported in Ezo County having fled their homes due to increased insecurity in the county. In the Greater Baggari area about 25,000 people are in need. Three new Guinea worms cases were reported in Rumbek North and Rumbek Centre, while in Twic County, Warrap, five suspected measles cases were reported.

Measles cases were also reported in Waat payam, Nyirol County, Jonglei. Also in Jonglei, 400 IDPs, mainly women and children, arrived in Ashabnil in Canal/Pigi County. According to the authorities several other displaced people are fleeing insecurity in Padum, Northern Jonglei. Approximately 200 IDPs, mostly women and children, arrived at the Leer Temporary Protection Area as fighting continued in Unity.

Humanitarian partners have provided life-saving assistance and protection to some 3.8 million people across the country as of 30 June 2018. This represents 63 per cent of the 6.0 million people targeted in 2018. The assistance provided includes, nearly 3.5 million people reached by food assistance and emergency livelihoods support; more than 934,500 people provided with access to improved water sources; nearly 440,200 people assisted with vital non-food items and emergency shelter, including blankets and mosquito nets; over 482,460 children and pregnant and lactating mothers provided with emergency nutritional assistance; about 539,814 children provided with access to education in emergencies; over 1,236,100 people who received health care services and over 1,735,300 people who received services related to gender-based violence, child protection, mine awareness education and general protection services.

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