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South Sudan: Humanitarian access situation snapshot - February 2017

In February 2017, 70 humanitarian access incidents were reported in South Sudan. The incidents had a substantial impact on humanitarian operations, due to relocations of aid workers including from famine-affected Mayendit County, and suspension of operations in multiple locations. About 52 per cent of the reported incidents involved violence against humanitarian personnel and assets, as there was an increase in armed attacks (6% of 64 incidents in January vs 11% of 70 incidents in February). The number of incidents in Jonglei substantially increased, with 22 reported in February compared to 8 in January. In Unity, the number of incidents dropped from 18 in January to seven in February. However, the impact of the incidents was high, particularly in relation to the relocation of aid workers from Mayendit. Interference in humanitarian operations was reported in both government-held (Bor South, Rumbek, Rubkona) and iO-held (Lankien, Akobo and Maiwut) areas.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
07 Mar 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
South Sudan
Humanitarian Access