In October, fighting in Kajo-keji (Central Equatoria), Mundri and Maridi (Western Equatoria), Koch and Guit (Unity) forced thousands of people to flee their homes, including to neighbouring countries. South Sudan’s harvest season did little to ease the hunger crisis as conflict persisted in most of the country and hyperinflation continued to put food out of reach for many, according to the updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis. In October, 4.8 million people (45 per cent of the population) were severely food insecure across the country. Of those, 1.25 million were classi-fied as being in Emergency category (IPC Phase 4 on a 5-step scale).
Despite challenges, humanitarian partners have provided assistance and protection to about 4.9 million people across South Sudan since January 2017. This includes: about 4.6 million reached with food assistance and emergency livelihoods; more than 2.1 million provided with access to clean water; nearly 777,000 assisted with vital non-food items, including blankets and mosquito nets; nearly 726,700 children and pregnant and lactating women provided with emergency nutritional assistance; more than 357,000 children supported with access to education in emergencies; and more than 395,700 people who received gender-based violence services.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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