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South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (January 2019)

In January, the number of people displaced by violence and conflict stood at 4.14 million, of which 1.87 million were internally displaced. In Upper Nile, the authorities in Fashoda reported that 12,000 people had returned from Sudan. In addition, an unknown number of returnees from Sudan were reported in Akurua and Kaka, Manyo County. In Unity, over 8,200 people reportedly returned to Guit County. Food insecurity deteriorated from late 2018, with 5.2 million people severely food insecure, including 36,000 people in famine-like conditions. Inter-communal fighting and cattle raiding were prevalent. In Tonj, Warrap, nearly 150 people were killed. Over 10,000 people, mostly women and children, were affected by a cattle raid in Akobo East, Jonglei. More than 45 people were killed. In Eastern Equatoria, some 639 families were displaced in Lobone, Magwi County, and Katire, Torit County, due to inter-communal conflict. An estimated 500 people sought shelter in Nyiang town, Lakes, when Mameer and Jier IDP settlements were raided as part of a revenge attack. More than 7,700 people displaced from Rumbek North in 2018 have been living in these sites. Conflict in Central Equatoria continued. About 1,900 people were displaced to Yei town. In Yambio, Western Equatoria, frontline health workers were vaccinated against Ebola as part of preparedness activities. Measles outbreaks were confirmed in Juba; Gorial West County, Warrap; and Pibor County, Jonglei.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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Original Publication Date: 
13 Feb 2019
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
Location(s): 
South Sudan
Coordination hub(s): 
Information Management Officer