South Sudan

About 20,000 registered IDPs and about 2,000 unregistered IDPs fled fighting between government and opposition forces near Wau Shilluk in Upper Nile state and Malakal in Eastern Nile state between 25 January and 3 February. Most people fled north to Kodok, Lul, Padiet and Pathaw (OCHA, 3 February 2017).

Between 2,000 and 4,000 newly displaced people arrived in Wau city in Wau state between 26 January and 3 February because of clashes between cattle farmers and armed forces in the Jur river region, south-east of Wau city. More than 43,000 IDPs were already sheltering in Wau city, including 29,000 at the UNMISS protected area and 8,500 at the Catholic cathedral (OCHA, 3 February 2017).