South Sudan Humanitarian Snapshot
In January 2016, fighting in Western Equatoria caused thousands of people to flee, including about 6,000 who were registered in Uganda during the month. Around 50,000 people in Mundri East and West are estimated to remain affected by ongoing insecurity in the area. In Yambio, around 7,000 people sought refuge for several days at a humanitarian organization's premises following skirmishes. In Unity, displaced people continued to arrive to Bentiu Protection of Civilians site (4,300) and to Bentiu and Rubkona towns (3,500). In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, there were unconfirmed reports of people moving towards Sudan due to food insecurity and increasing prices of commodities. In Tonj North County of Warrap, inter-communal fighting displaced some 6,000 people, while in Jonglei, tensions in Pibor caused displacement in the area.
In Focus: Malaria Outbreak 2015
In 2015, South Sudan experienced an unprecedented malaria outbreak, with nearly 2.28 million malaria cases and 1,340 deaths reported in health facilities across the country. This was a sharp increase compared to 1.54 million cases and 718 deaths reported in 2014. The outbreak in 2015 took a particularly harsh toll on children under age 5, who accounted for almost a third of the reported cases – nearly 896,500 - and 75 per cent of the deaths - about 1,010. In Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile, some 55 per cent of the health facilities are no longer functioning, and it is therefore likely that under-reporting impacted on the number of recorded cases.
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