Humanitarian Crisis Worsens in South Sudan

SOUTH SUDAN, September 17, 2021 – According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), at least 380,000 people have been affected by flooding in Jonglei, Unity, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, and Warrap.

In Warrap, there is an outbreak of measles, Rubella virus, and hepatitis E meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 positive cases increased.

Transportation and logistics operations in the Uganda-South Sudan border have been suspended due to incidents of road ambushes and the killing of truck drivers incident.

More than 13,300 people have been forced to flee from their homes due to armed conflict between the South Sudan People’s Defence Force (SSPDF) and local gangs.

Those affected people require urgent humanitarian assistance such as food, shelter, non -food items (NFI), and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support.

Islamic Relief has a couple of humanitarian projects in Tonj North, South Sudan focusing on 5 areas in Alabek, Awul, Akop, Kirik, and Rualbet through food and WASH assistance.