South Sudan: South Sudan – Crisis Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

Source: US Agency for International Development
Country: South Sudan, United States of America

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 1,200 grave violations against children documented from 2014–2018

  • Relief actors identify seven areas at high risk of EVD transmission from DRC

  • USAID/FFP reaches 3 million vulnerable people with food assistance in September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Parties to the conflict in South Sudan have committed more than 1,200 international human rights and humanitarian law violations between October 2014 and June 2018, according to two recently released UN reports. The reports present significant evidence that armed elements killed civilians, abducted and forcibly recruited children, attacked humanitarian staff, and committed acts of sexual violence, among other violations.

  • The Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) and humanitarian organizations continue to scale up Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities.
    The GoRSS Ministry of Health (MoH) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) recently identified seven areas at high risk of EVD transmission from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and relief agencies have expressed concern regarding the capacity of South Sudan’s health system to respond to a potential EVD outbreak.

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[source: https://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/south-sudan-crisis-fact-sheet-1-fiscal-year-fy-2019]