In November, fighting between armed forces was reported in Yei, Kajo-Keji and Lainya County (Central Equatoria), Torit County (Eastern Equatoria), Mundri area (Western Equatoria), Ayod County (Jonglei), and Mayendit and Rubkona County (Unity). As a result, many civilians were displaced in different locations, including 17,300 in Kajo-Keji County, who were forced to flee IDP camps to other parts of Central Equatoria and Uganda. Intercommunal violence in Duk County (Jonglei), left 45 people dead and displaced over 2,000 people from Duk Payuel to Poktap. According to health partners, an increasing number of cases of kala-azar were reported in Unity in November. At least 204 cases of measles were reported in Unity, including four deaths recorded from July 2017. From October to November, 24 suspected cases of meningitis were also registered in Northern Bahr el Ghazal. A cholera flare-up was reported in Central Equatoria with at least 40 suspected cases. As of November 2017, 21,530 cholera cases including 461 deaths had been recorded since June 2016. Humanitarian partners reported that macroeconomic crisis and hyperinflation continued to affect households’ purchasing power. Food shortages and depreciation of the local currency, coupled with rising prices of cereals and imported commodities also affected the food security of households, increasing their vulnerability.
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