South Sudan: Insecurity in Eastern Equatoria
Created: 28/07/2016 +

Overview

Following the escalation of conflict in Juba on 7-11 July the situation across South Sudan has remained tense and clashes have been reported across the country. Immediately after the events in Juba a notable increase in violence was reported in Magwi and Torit counties in Eastern Equatoria. Clashes are likely ongoing. People are fleeing the area in anticipation of more heavy fighting. It is expected that the ceasefire in place since 11 July will not hold and violence will continue to spread. Between 7-27 July more than 37,500 people  fled to Uganda, at a rate of 2,000 – 4,000 people per day. If clashes are ongoing  it is also likely that thousands of people are currently internally displaced in Eastern Equatoria.