24 January 2013

South Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin


Inter-communal violence in Lakes State causes temporary displacement

Some 1,500 displaced individuals to return to Abyei from Western Bahr el Ghazal State.

Aid organizations continue to provide for food insecure communities in the disputed Abyei area.

Situation overview

Aid organizations focused on responding to the humanitarian needs of conflict-affected  people across South Sudan. In the disputed Abyei area, humanitarian partners were  preparing for the return of about 1,500 people from Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal. Aid  organizations continued to provide for food insecure communities in Abyei area.

Health partners reported an increase in cases of suspected Hepatitis E since mid- December in refugee sites in Upper Nile State. Aid agencies in collaboration with the  government are carrying out an investigation to assess the health situation and ensure an appropriate response.

An Africa Union facilitated meeting between the Governments of South Sudan and Sudan on 12-19 January in Ethiopia, agreed on a matrix to implement outstanding issues on the establishment of the Abyei Administration, security, policing and economic issues, including the resumption of oil production.

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