South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2016)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 29 Oct 2016 View Original

Displacement remained a defining feature of the crisis in South Sudan in September 2016, with tens of thousands of people newly internally displaced, and an average of 2,854 people fleeing across the border to Uganda each day, compared to 1,594 in August and 1,727 in July. During the month, the number of South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries passed the one million mark. In addition to the outflow to Uganda, increased arrivals were reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in Ethiopia, where more than 32,000 South Sudanese arrived in Gambella following reported fighting in parts of Upper Nile, including Nasir, Maban, Mathiang and Maiwut. Inside South Sudan, sporadic clashes in Unity displaced civilians from Kaljak, Ding-Ding, Jazeera, Koch and Buaw into swampy areas and forced the relocation of more than 60 aid workers. In Central Equatoria, an estimated 30,000 people fled into Yei following deadly attacks and looting in nearby villages in mid-September. At the same time, communicable diseases continued to spread, with a new measles outbreak reported in Gogrial West in Warrap and cholera cases confirmed in Fangak in Jonglei.

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