- 1.69 million internally displaced people (OCHA estimates)
- 648,400 people displaced outside of South Sudan (UNHCR estimates)
- 197,700 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS estimates)
- 2.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, January to March 2016)
- WFP’s second cross-line road convoy reaches Pieri, Mwot Tot and Pathai (Jonglei state).
- WFP continues its emergency response to populations displaced by recent violence in Pibor (Jonglei state).
WFP continues to undertake cross-line movements of food in Jonglei. The first cross-line road delivery of WFP food was completed mid-February. The second cross-line convoy, 40 trucks loaded with 1,472 mt of food, arrived in Pieri, Mwot Tot and Pathai from Bor on 26 February, crossing several battle lines. WFP is attempting to increase humanitarian space and access, which would result in more timely and cost effective deliveries to conflict-affected populations in the Greater Upper Nile. The Logistics Cluster will assist humanitarian partners with coordination to join WFP convoys to multiple locations in Jonglei state where the Logistics Cluster is not currently flying.
Recent violence in Pibor starting on 23 February related to changes in government administration has increased the vulnerability of thousands in the area to acute food insecurity needs. Approximately 30,000 people are projected to be displaced in the surrounding locations. High Energy Biscuits are being delivered, to provide immediate food relief to the 2,100 people currently seeking protection with UNMISS in the area. An Inter- Agency Needs Assessment (IRNA) is organized for later this week. As soon as IRNA results are received, a fuller response will be conducted, taking protection and security concerns into consideration.