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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 23 - 30 March 2016

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Snapshot 23–30 March 2016

South Sudan: Between 20,000 and 50,000 people are now reported to have been displaced in Wau county, Western Bahr el Ghazal, since fighting escalated in February. Houses have been looted and burned and there are reports of killings and rape in the area around Wau town. At least 8,000 people are sheltering in public buildings or with host communities in Mboro town: food, water and shelter are priority needs.

Sudan: 24,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Jebel Marra in the last month, bringing the total displaced since mid-January to over 129,000. The vast majority are in camps in North Darfur: over 68,000 people have been registered at Sortony UN base and over 39,000 are in Tawila. WASH needs are extremely high: at Sortony the water supply has fallen to just 1.3L per person per day. An additional 70,000 people are thought to have fled to Central Darfur, but access restrictions have made this impossible to verify.

Côte d’Ivoire: Clashes between Fulani herders and Lobi farmers in the northeastern town of Bouna have led to at least 20 dead and 39 injured. Around 1,200 people reportedly fled to Burkina Faso, while another 2,000 have sought refuge at the UN base in Bouna town.

Updated: 30/03/2016. Next update: 05/04/2016.

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