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South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (April 2019)

The number of internally displaced people dropped by 90,000 between March and April, with numbers decreasing across the whole of South Sudan, except Warrap. Jonglei saw the biggest decrease of about 28,200 people, followed by Unity with about 22,800 people and Western Bahr el Ghazal with about 17,600 people. Spontaneous returns were reported, particularly in Western and Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile. Cattle raids continued in Western Bahr el Ghazal, and also broke out in Jonglei where tensions between the Jie and Murle people were high. The rainy season started in most parts of the country. Humanitarian needs were expected to increase in areas likely to be cut off from assistance due to poor or non-existent road access. At the end of April, measles outbreaks were confirmed in 11 counties and 3 Protection of Civilians sites (Juba, Bentiu and Malakal), since the beginning of 2019. This was almost six times the number of cases for all of 2018. Food prices increased sharply, while hunger remained severe, with 6.4 million people estimated to be severely food insecure.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
15 May 2019
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot