South Sudan

South Sudan - Wau Humanitarian Situation Update #6 - 2 July 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



• A UNICEF coordinated measles campaign is underway, with 4,450 children vaccinated on 2 July. In parallel to the immunisations, children are being screened for malnutrition and referred to appropriate services.

• While schools in Wau remain closed, 2,496 children have been enrolled in temporary learning spaces (TLS).

• Solid waste collection is ongoing among affected populations to prevent the outbreak of diseases due to poor sanitation in congested sites.

Humanitarian Overview

On Friday 24 June, the dismissal of the incumbent Governor of Wau by the President led to instability in the town, with fighting breaking out between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and youth associated with the opposition. There have been reports of civilian casualties and loss of life; investigations are ongoing. As of 2 July, the situation remains calm.

It is estimated that up to 65,000 people may have been displaced by the violence. Within Wau town, there are believed to be an estimated 24,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), with over 12,000 people at the UNMISS Protection of Civilian (PoC) site, and 10,000 at the Cathedral IDP site. Substantial displacement has also occurred outside Wau town, with reports of over 40,000 people in the south-western parts of Wau.

Registration is ongoing.