More Than 2,600 Displaced In Jonglei State

The United Nations Office for Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has reported in its weekly humanitarian bulletins that key humanitarian needs identified included clean drinking water, food, household items and medicine. 

Partners are mobilizing delivery of the emergency items.

Elsewhere in Jonglei, humanitarian assistance began in Pibor town for people displaced by recent insecurity in Likuangole. Mosquito net, plastic sheet for shelter, bucket, water purifier, two blankets and four bars of soap are reported to have been distributed to each of about 1,500 households.

The security situation in Pibor County continued to be tense, with clashes taking place on 6 December between South Sudan’s army the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and non-state armed groups. 

Distribution of food is still pending with the World Food Programme reported to be working to mobilize food delivery to Pibor, but logistical challenges is said to have prevented it moving between Bor and Pibor.

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