South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #61 - 22 May 2015

May 2015
Author: UNFPA South Sudan


Recent eruption in renewed fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states has continued to displace hundreds of thousands, majority of them women, girls and children seeking shelter at UNMISS POC camps. More than 650,000 people are affected by the upsurge of the conflict. (HC statement, 18 May 2015). The situation in Southern Unity state has deteriorated further this reporting period. Over 155 staff of 22 organizations have been relocated from the location. The most affected counties are Leer, Ganyiel, Nyal and Koch.

UNFPA, together with reproductive health partners and partners responding to gender-based violence, continued service delivery for both IDPs and their host communities, assessing the needs for the new arrivals within the POCs. Most of the new arrivals have reported serious atrocities, including sexual violence against women and girls, and abductions of young boys.