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South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (February 2019)

The registration of over 7,400 newly displaced people was completed in Yei town, Central Equatoria, following fighting between the Government and opposition forces. Another 5,000 people were reported to have fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mvolo, Western Equatoria, saw a decrease in displaced people by about 15,000, mainly due to a stabilized security situation. A decrease was also seen in Yirol East, Lakes, where the authorities facilitated the return of about 6,800 people to Rumbek North from November to January.

There have been spontaneous returns to Deim Zubeir in Raja, and about 350 more displaced people in the Wau Protection of Civilians site requested support to return home there. Tonj North, Warrap, saw a rise in displaced people by about 46,000 due to increased conflict in the area. From February to April, nearly 6.5 million people were estimated to face severe food insecurity, including an estimated 45,000 people in catastrophic conditions (IPC Phase 5).

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