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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: South Sudan

20 Sep 2022

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Conflict continues to displace civilians in parts of Upper Nile State in South Sudan. Photo: OCHA/Krasimira Antimova

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights - 20 September 2022

South Sudan

In South Sudan, conflict continues to displace civilians in parts of Upper Nile and Jonglei states. Insecurity has prevented partners from getting exact numbers, but some reports indicate that more than 3,600 people are displaced in villages and islands south of New Fangak.

The humanitarian community is calling for safe and secure passage of humanitarian assistance to those affected.

Over the last four to five weeks, several attempts to transport humanitarian food commodities from Malakal to affected populations in Panyikang, Fangak, and Canal/Pigi have failed due to worsening security, as well as access denials.

On Saturday 10 September, a World Food Programme convoy carrying more than 1,100 metric tons of food destined for Fangak, Canal/Pigi, and Panyikang counties was forced to turn back after clashes between conflicting parties resumed en route.

These three counties have some of the highest instances of food insecurity in the country. 55-60 percent of the population of Fangak and Canal/Pigi counties are expected to be in emergency or famine-like conditions.

We call for respect for international humanitarian law to allow humanitarians to reach people in need.