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South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (Apr 2017)

At least 200,000 people were forced to flee their homes due to the escalation of conflict in multiple locations in April. In Jonglei, renewed fighting amidst a government offensive displaced at least 100,000 people from several areas -including Waat and Walgak - to Akobo town, Kaikuiny, Wei-kol, and other remote locations. In Upper Nile, at least 25,000 people were displaced from Tonga, Kodok and surrounding areas during the government offensive on the West Bank. Most arrived in Aburoc, while several thousand moved towards Sudan. In Eastern Equatoria, attacks against civilians in Pajok, Magwi County, forced at least 7,000 people to flee to Uganda, and displaced around 20,000 people to nearby villages and bushland. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, clashes outside Wau and security operations in Wau town caused at least 24,000 additional people to seek shelter in collective sites for internally displaced persons (IDPs). People also reportedly fled from Wau and Jur River counties to Tonj North and South in Warrap. Fighting in Raja reportedly displaced some 25,000 people, including to Northern Bahr El Ghazal, with numbers yet to be verified. The ongoing hostilities caused the number of South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries to raise by 80,000, most of whom fled to Uganda. Separately, the cholera outbreak continued to spread in South Sudan, with new cases confirmed in four counties in April: Ayod, Fashoda, Mayom and Yirol West.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
03 May 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot