- Relief actor records at least 150 GBV cases in Bentiu during a 12-day period
UN records two aid worker deaths, 60 humanitarian access incidents in October
USAID/FFP partner reaches 2.3 million people with assistance in October
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During a 12-day period in late November, non-governmental organization (NGO) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recorded at least 150 gender-based violence (GBV) cases in Unity State’s Bentiu town, representing a significant increase from the approximately 100 GBV cases that MSF recorded in Bentiu between January and October. The UN and the international community have condemned the attacks and urged the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) to hold the perpetrators accountable.
With USAID/FFP support, partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) distributed nearly 19,900 metric tons (MT) of food and nutrition assistance, as well as cash-based transfers, to more than 2.3 million food-insecure people throughout South Sudan during October. The UN agency also resumed the delivery of relief commodities via overland transport routes from Sudan’s North Kordofan State to Bentiu following the end of the May-to-September rainy season, when overland deliveries were suspended due to poor transportation conditions, in South Sudan.