In March, inter-agency teams responded to humanitarian needs across the country. Notably, they reached Mugwo County in Central Equatoria and Koch, Leer and Mayendit in Unity, due to relatively improved physical access and security. A joint United Nations programme on education in emergencies was launched. It will reach 75,000 children in Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap and Eastern Equatoria. A reactive yellow fever vaccination campaign was launched in Sakura, Western Equatoria, reaching nearly 20,000 children and adults. Measles vaccination campaigns were launched in Gogrial West County, Warrap; Mayom County, Unity; and Pibor County, Jonglei, and a livestock vaccination effort was carried out in Aweil Centre and Aweil North.
At the end of February, humanitarian organizations had delivered assistance and protection to 2 million women, men and children since the beginning of the year, representing 35 per cent of the 5.7 million people targeted for assistance in 2019. The assistance includes almost 1.7 million people reached by food assistance and emergency livelihoods support; over 600,000 people provided with access to improved water sources; more than 180,000 people assisted with vital non-food items and emergency shelter, including blankets and mosquito nets; over 170,000 children, pregnant women and new mothers provided with emergency nutritional assistance; over 330,000 children provided with access to education in emergencies; nearly 430,000 people reached through health consultations; and nearly 110,000 people who received services related to gender-based violence, child protection, mine awareness education and general protection.
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs