In April, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained highly fluid. Measles continued to spread, with outbreaks recorded in 11 counties by the end of the month. There were continued reports of fighting, destruction and displacement in and around Wau in Western Bahr el Ghazal, with more than 10,000 people reportedly displaced in villages to the south and south-west of Wau following skirmishes in Farajalla, Gedi, Taban, Bazia and Baggari. Thousands of people remained displaced in Western Equatoria following fighting in February 2016, and Wonduruba payam in Central Equatoria reportedly remained deserted due to insecurity, with families having fled to Lainya and Yei. Thousands of South Sudanese reportedly departed to neighbouring countries during the month, including from Northern Bahr el Ghazal into Sudan and from Eastern Equatoria into Uganda, mainly due to food insecurity. The situation in Jonglei was also unstable, particularly following reports of a cross-border attack from South Sudan into Ethiopia, during which children were allegedly abducted. Meanwhile, in Unity, several thousand internally displaced people left the UN Protection of Civilians site in Bentiu, mainly to engage in farming activities, and there were reports of people returning from Panyijar to Leer and Mayendit counties. In Melut and Paloich in Upper Nile, as well as in Mingkaman in Lakes, partners reported that several thousand people arrived from Juba whose movements were reportedly facilitated by the Government.
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