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South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2017)

In September, fighting and insecurity continued to force civilians out of their homes, particularly in Unity and Upper Nile. Many of those had been displaced several times in recent months. In Unity, fighting and insecurity in Koch, Mayendit, and Rubkona counties forced the relocation of aid workers, suspension of food distribution and medical evacuation of civilians. 

In Upper Nile, fighting in and around Aburoc, on the western bank of the River Nile, on 11 September, reportedly led to civilian deaths, displacement and forced the temporary relocation of aid workers. In Jonglei, fighting between armed groups broke out in Waat, Nyirol County. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, an inter-agency team reported that about 42,700 IDPs were sheltering in Aweil South County after fleeing inter-communal fighting in Gogrial West County in the past months. The number of South Sudanese fleeing as refugees to neighboring countries continued to grow.

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