Armed conflict between Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and SPLA In- Opposition (SPLA-IO) erupted in Juba on 8 July 2016 and has intensified over subsequent days. Heavy artillery and mortars are being used in the clashes,resulting in large scale fighting and displacement.
Preliminary estimates put the death toll at an estimated 270 people including over 30 civilians. Displacement figures are very fluid but according to OCHA estimates, as of 11 July, at least 36,000 people have been displaced in multiple locations throughout the city.
Immediate food assistance is needed for the displaced populations within Juba to prevent a life-threatening situation. This IR-EMOP will support the initial food requirements of an estimated 45,000 people according to the proposed contingency planning figures.