South Sudan Refugee Situation Regional Update

06 August 2014

  • As a result of heavy and intense rains, large areas of the Bentiu PoCs were under 20-30 centimeters of water. Families that were most affected are being relocated to drier areas.
  • Communities and displaced populations living in congested camps with poor hygiene and sanitation are at high risk of contracting cholera in South Sudan.
  • The ongoing rainy season makes it impossible for the population to plough their lands and malaria and other diseases common in this period of the year are to be expected in the near future.
  • Of South Sudan’s roughly 11 million people, 3.9 million are projected to be in emergency or crisis levels of food insecurity between June and August 2014, according to the last World Food Programme (WFP) Situation Report.

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