Fifty-nine access incidents were reported in June, with the majority (66 per cent) occurring in Unity, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Central Equatoria and Jonglei. 68 per cent of the organizations reporting being affected are INGOs and over recent months, incidents involving violence against aid workers and assets have remained the majority, at around 60 per cent. Again this month, aid operations in Western Bahr el Ghazal have continued to be impeded by blockages and bureaucratic challenges – a situation which has persisted since the start of 2018.
In June 2018, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes due to hostilities in several parts of the Country. In Central Equatoria, about 20,700 IDPs were reported in Yei town- this follows fighting in several locations in Yei County and nearly 3,100 people were displaced from Kupera to Lainya following harassment and looting by armed elements. In Western Equatoria, some 18,500 IDPs were registered in Tambura; they fled fighting in Nagero, Nagero County.
Harriet Baldwin meets with First Vice President.
The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has visited South Sudan to call on all parties to find an urgent solution to the conflict which is causing extreme man-made suffering across the country.
During her visit, Mrs Baldwin made clear that the UK will not tolerate ongoing human rights abuses happening in the country, and urged South Sudan’s leaders to demonstrate that they are committed to peace by abiding by the ceasefire they signed in Khartoum.
The outbreak of conflict between armed groups in South Sudan’s Deim Zubier town on the first week of April displaced thousands of civilians to multiple locations in the western parts of the country. Due to the rapid onset of conflict, little is known about the displacement routes or needs of the affected populations.
The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.
• Humanitarian Coordinator call for urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance in Tambura, Western Equatoria.
• Humanitarians call for pause to enable them reach thousands of people as fighting continues in Unity.
• Renewed fighting in Wau’s Baggari area forces thousands of people to flee their homes.
• Partners scale up seed and tools distribution to communities hardest hit by hunger and malnutrition in planting season.
• Up to 2.4 million children not receiving an education in South Sudan.
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
Conflict: The cause of malnutrition
Ongoing conflict in Jonglei continued to negatively affect humanitarian needs among the population in the first quarter of 2018. Clashes between armed groups and pervasive insecurity, particularly in northern Jonglei caused displacement among affected communities, negatively impacting the ability to meet their primary needs.
According to REACH data, reported adequate access to food and services increased slightly over the first quarter of 2018 in Unity State. Nonetheless, incidents of conflict, in particular counties such as Koch1 , environmental and security challenges that undermined livelihoods, and an increasing reliance on humanitarian assistance suggest that populations in parts of Unity State will remain vulnerable in the coming lean season.
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Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items during the reporting period.
Refugee children and adolescents attended child friendly spaces and skill learning activities in Upper Nile during the reporting period
Tree seedlings potted in Upper Nile during the reporting period
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 June 2018.
The first quarter of 2018 was characterised by episodes of insecurity in Nasir County and Jonglei state that led to displacement into Ulang County.
Ahead of the lean season, which is expected to start in May, access to food remained stable and relatively high from January to March 2018. Furthermore, shelter and WASH conditions improved seasonally while protection concerns worsened in line with the reported insecurity.
Rainy season is well underway in South Sudan. And with the rains, come mosquitoes. With mosquitoes, comes malaria.
“Malaria is one of the main causes of hospitalization and the leading cause of death in the country,” said Eymeric Laurent-Gascoin, ALIMA’s project manager in South Sudan.
In South Sudan, ALIMA and its local NGO partner, AFOD (Action for Development), have been providing free health care in the hospital in the northwestern city of Raja since May 2017. Our teams have been reaching local populations outside of Raja city with mobile health clinics since July 2017.
UN records at least seven aid worker deaths since January
ICRC delivers humanitarian assistance in Leer for the first time since early April
USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 2.6 million people with emergency food assistance in May
This profile provides a monthly overview of the humanitarian situation in Kaya camp, including infrastructure, WASH infrastructure, water access, and recent assessments. Information on standards was provided by UNHCR, based upon household nutrition surveys and operational reports. REACH collected GPS data points between 1 and 31 March to create the maps. Profiles for Doro, Gendrassa and Yusif Batil accompany this profile.
This profile provides a monthly overview of the humanitarian situation in Yusif Batil camp, including infrastructure, WASH infrastructure, water access, and recent assessments.Information on standards was provided by UNHCR, based upon household nutrition surveys and operational reports. REACH collected GPS data points between 1 and 31 March to create the maps. Profiles for Doro, Gendrassa and Kaya accompany this profile.
This profile provides a monthly overview of the humanitarian situation in Doro camp, including infrastructure, WASH infrastructure, water access, and recent assessments. Information on standards was provided by UNHCR, based upon household nutrition surveys and operational reports. REACH collected GPS data points between 1 and 31 March to create the maps. Profiles for Gendrassa, Yusif Batil and Kaya accompany this profile.