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Jonglei and Greater Pibor Administrative Area Humanitarian Update

Large-scale inter-communal and sub-national violence, mainly during the dry season, and massive flooding during the rainy season have displaced hundreds of thousands of people in Jonglei and Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) in 2019 and 2020. These recurrent shocks have created new humanitarian needs, in addition to those planned for in the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), which targets some 1 million people in the area.

More than 100 humanitarian organizations have operated in Jonglei during 2020. Half of them are national NGOs.

Conflict, insecurity, flooding and COVID-19 restrictions have severely impacted humanitarian organizations’ ability to reach the most vulnerable people with much-needed assistance. Of the nine humanitarian workers killed in 2020, eight lost their lives in Jonglei and GPAA. All were South Sudanese.

It is highly likely that sub-national conflict and flooding will occur again in Jonglei and GPAA in 2021 and lead to further displacement and an increase in people’s emergency needs, unless mitigating measures are taken to reduce their impact.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
08 Dec 2020
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Update
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2020