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South Sudan: PC Update: Protection Cluster\Interagency mission to Lainya 23 to 25 February 2017

Introduction and team composition:

The mission was organized and led by UNOCHA following the reports of dire humanitarian needs in Lainya, Wonduruba and surrounding areas. The clusters which participated were: Protection, Food security, WASH, NFIS, Health and Nutrition. Education was not represented, however, it was covered by protection. The team went on 23rd and returned on 25th Feb, 2017. The initial plan was for the team to visit all the locations in Lainya and Wonduruba but access was denied for Wounduruba and the surrounding areas. The areas visited/assessed include: Lainya town, Limbe, Kenyi, Loka and Longwili. General meetings were conducted and cluster specific separate focus group discussions with women, men and children were conducted.

Situation Overview:

After the July, 2016 conflicts in Juba, around September to December 2016 Lainya experienced grave human rights violations, sexual harassment, killing, forced displacement, disappearance of young men. Many people fled to Uganda, Kajokeji and surrounding bush. However, at the time of the assessment according to the locals, Lainya has been relatively calm since January. No report of major security incident/clash except some isolated cases of looting of property and harassment of civilians while trying to harvest their crops. The population left are mainly the most vulnerable persons (elderly, physically disable, those with chronic sickness and mental cases). The normal social setting of the community has been severely disrupted with no basic services. The remaining population is traumatized after having witnessed human rights violations and expressions of living in fear

Operation(s)/Espace(s) web: 
Protection Cluster - South Sudan
Date de publication initiale: 
03 mar 2017
Type de document: 
Rapport d'Evaluation