South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (April 2018)
In April, renewed fighting in Mayom, Rubkona, Guit, Koch, Leer and Mayendit counties in Unity led to displacement of thousands of civilians. Three villages were burnt down following clashes in and around Koch town, displacing over 7,000 people, while nearly 600 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) arrived in Nyal, Panyijiar County. In Jonglei, fighting was reported in Akobo, Nyirol and Uror counties where several civilians were killed and thousands displaced. At least 13,000 displaced people arrived in Guiy village, north-west of Motot following the fighting in Nyirol and Uror counties. In Pibor County (Jonglei), a cattle raiding attack forced the displacement of about 15,000 people and led to the abduction of at least 30 women and children in Likuangole. A report by FAO and WFP in March, indicated that conflict-induced displacement was worsening the country’s already dire food security situation. A large number of farmers in conflict-affected areas, particularly in Central Equatoria and Western Bahr el Ghazal were either displaced, while those left behind were unable to cultivate far-fields and limited to homestead areas, due to insecurity. In Bentiu PoC site and Old Fangak, 10 new cases of Hepatitis E were confirmed out of a total of 19 suspected cases. Partners are concerned and closely monitoring the situation because Hepatitis E is a highly communicable disease which could spread fast.
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