UNICEF South Sudan Situation Report 15 March 2017

March 15, 2017

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• Food security levels in the country remain critical, with famine declared in southern Unity state at the end of February. Access restrictions to affected areas is limiting the ability of the humanitarian community to respond. UNICEF and WFP dispatched five rapid response teams to southern Unity in late February/early March to provide immediate, lifesaving assistance to affected populations.
• The security situation in certain areas of Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei and Greater Equatoria remains volatile due to ongoing clashes. High levels of insecurity are expected to persist through the dry season.
• The cholera outbreak in South Sudan appears to finally be receding, with only 15 new cases reported countrywide in the past week.