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Quarterly Humanitarian Access Snapshot: April-June 2021

According to reports received, humanitarian access to people in need worsened between April and June 2021, creating a challenging operating environment. A total of 188 reported access incidents took place in the second quarter, a 15 per cent increase from 163 reported during the same period last year. The increase is attributed to a surge in attacks against humanitarian staff and assets and continued active hostilities and sub-national violence, particularly in Eastern and Central Equatoria and Jonglei. Over half of all reported incidents in the reporting period took place in these three states. Violence against humanitarian personnel and assets more than doubled, from 52 to 111 reported incidents, compared to the first quarter of 2021. Four aid workers were killed between April and June, bringing the total to 128 since conflict broke out in 2013. Ninety-five aid workers were relocated from Fangak, Magwi, Panyijiar, Pariang, Renk, Torit, and Uror counties due to insecurity, impacting humanitarian assistance to people. This represents a 44 per cent increase from the 66 aid workers relocated in the same period of 2020.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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Original Publication Date: 
13 Jul 2021
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Access Maps
Location(s): 
South Sudan