The humanitarian community continues to report worsening security conditions and increasing access constraints across South Sudan. In October, the UN recorded 78 access incidents negatively affecting relief operations in South Sudan, including increasing reports of criminality in the capital city of Juba.
Despite volatile security conditions, relief actors continue to provide emergency assistance to conflict-affected populations in areas where localized skirmishes continue— namely Unity and Western Equatoria states—as security allows. For example,
USAID/OFDA partners distributed 3,000 emergency relief kits to conflict-affected households in Unity in November.
On November 3, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) Ministry of Health (MoH) declared the end of a cholera outbreak lasting more than four months. During the outbreak, health actors recorded more than 1,800 cholera cases—including at least 47 deaths—in Central Equatoria and Jonglei states.