Heavy rains in Malakal worsened the humanitarian situation of the 18,000 displaced people sheltering in the Protection of Civilians site.
The number of displaced people within South Sudan continued to increase, from 923,000 last week to 959,000 as of 2 May. A total of 283,476 have fled to neighboring countries.
The security situation remains tense in several states, with fighting reported in Jonglei, mainly Duck and Twic East counties, causing significant population movement. Tension remains high in Bor with the population fearing another attack. The IDP settlement in Minkaman continues to receive newly displaced persons from Bor, Duk and Twic East counties.
The review of the Crisis Response Plan is currently under-way, to be based on a 12 month period (Jan-Dec 2014), incorporating and building on the Jan-June 2014 CRP. The aim is to show the development of the crisis, unfolding humanitarian consequences, results and impact to date, and resource requirements to enable partners to provide the necessary basic services to affected populations.
Among recent high-level visits, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the country was on the verge of a catastrophe and highlighted the use of children in armed forces and groups, citing the UN’s estimate that at least 9,000 children have been recruited. The UN Secretary General announced that both leaders had agreed to meet for talks in Addis Ababa on May 9.