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South Sudan: Response scale-up for highly food insecure areas Situation Report No. 6

In April, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Cluster partners reached some 372,000 people with food assistance in the six priority 1 food insecure counties of Pibor, Akobo, Aweil South, Tonj East, Tonj North and Tonj South. This represents 82 per cent of the 450,000 people targeted. Close to 8,000 children under age 5 and over 4,000 pregnant and lactating women were reached with nutritional assistance through 96 static nutritional facilities, 28 outreach sites and 12 stabilization centres across the six counties. In Aweil South, nutrition sites rely on ponds or stagnant seasonal rivers for their water. Health Cluster partners provided more than 71,522 consultations to people in April, compared to 28,000 consultations in March. The increase is attributed to an improvement in security and access in the greater Tonj area. The cluster continued to expand access to health services through the re-establishment of critical static primary health care and mobile service delivery. More than 142,000 people were reached with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. Close to 2,000 standard hygiene/water kits were distributed to people. Ten nutrition facilities were supported with access to clean water. A total of 55 water points were rehabilitated.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
19 May 2021
Document type: 
Situation Report
South Sudan