- Insecurity in Yei results in unknown number of civilian deaths, prevents 15,000 people from receiving aid
Health actors continue EVD awareness and screening activities
WFP conducts first road delivery to central Unity
Ongoing violence between Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) and opposition forces near Central Equatoria State’s Yei area has displaced an estimated 7,400 people to Yei town since December and is preventing relief agencies from reaching more than 15,000 additional people seeking safety outside of Yei, the UN reports.
Approximately 6.2 million people in South Sudan experienced Crisis, Emergency, and Catastrophe—IPC 3, 4, and 5—levels of food insecurity in January, and up to 6.5 million people will experience Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity from February through April, according to the latest IPC analysis. 5 Food security conditions will continue to worsen through July, when nearly 6.9 million people will likely experience Crisis, Emergency, and Catastrophe levels of food insecurity, IPC reports.