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South Sudan: South Sudan – Crisis Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in Eastern Equatoria, Upper Nile, and Western Bahr el Ghazal displaces populations and disrupts aid operations

  • Health actors continue EVD screening activities and awareness campaigns

  • Approximately 6.5 million people experience acute food insecurity from February–April

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Hostilities between Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) forces and armed groups, as well as attacks by armed pastoralists against civilians, resulted in additional displacement and increased humanitarian need in areas of South Sudan in March. Continued insecurity in Eastern Equatoria, Upper Nile, and Western Bahr el Ghazal states also disrupted relief operations during the month. The UN recorded more than 50 humanitarian access incidents in February.

  • Approximately 6.5 million people in South Sudan—or 60 percent of the population—will experience Crisis—IPC 3—or worse levels of acute food insecurity from February–April, according to the latest IPC analysis.

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