South Sudan Crisis: Situation Report 14 as of 27 Jan 2014

UN aid chief Valerie Amos asks a young boy what football team he supports, as she talks to people displaced by recent violence in Malakal town, Upper Nile State. Photo credit: UNOCHA

Summary: 
Following the cessation of hostilities agreement on 23 January the security situation calmed somewhat, though sporadic clashes were reported in rural areas of Jonglei, Lakes, Unity and...

Following the cessation of hostilities agreement on 23 January the security situation calmed somewhat, though sporadic clashes were reported in rural areas of Jonglei, Lakes, Unity and Upper Nile states.

Over 646,000 people have displaced within the country, and over 123,000 have fled to neighbouring countries. With uneasy calm returning to key towns, morecivilians were seen to return to Bor and leave UN bases in Bentiu and Malakal. Aid agencies have reached nearly 291,000 people with assistance as of 27 January. Juba-led inter-agency rapid needs assessments were carried out in Dorein, Old Fangak, Pibor Town and Phom in Jonglei State and Wau Shiluk in Upper Nile State.

Please read our situation update for more information about the humanitarian situation as of 27 January 2014.

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