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South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot - April 2022

In April, severe food insecurity and conflict continued to affect vulnerable people across the country. Some 7.7 million people are estimated to be food insecure, including 87,000 people in Fangak, Canal/Pigi and Ayod counties of Jonglei State; Pibor Administrative Area; Cueibet and Rumbek North counties of Lakes State; Leer and Mayendit counties of Unity State, facing catastrophic conditions. Fighting between armed factions in Leer County, Unity State, killed several civilians and displaced some 26,000 people in Moum village in Adok Payam, and over 45,000 people sought shelter in Leer town. The newly displaced people reported cases of gender-based violence including rape. Findings from an inter-agency needs assessment in Old Fangak County, Jonglei State, confirmed the urgent needs of over 7,000 people displaced by violence from Leer County in Unity State. Armed attacks by the cattle keepers in Lainya County, Central Equatoria resulted in civilian casualties and displaced over 12,000 people in Lainya Center and neighbouring locations. In Eastern Equatoria, some 1,000 households were displaced in Nimule town, Magwi County due to violence by the armed cattle keepers in Mugali Payam of Magwi County. In addition, nearly 3,200 people were displaced in Abiemnhom County, Unity State due to intercommunal violence in Warrap and Abyei Administrative Area. Cholera outbreak was reported in Bentiu IDP camp, Rubkona County, in Unity State. Since April 2020, 17,464 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in South Sudan, with 138 deaths recorded.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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Original Publication Date: 
06 May 2022
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
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South Sudan