Due to armed violence in the state of Jonglei and Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) that lasted from mid-June to early August, tens of thousands of civilians were forced to flee their home. While running to safer areas, often in remote areas such as Maruwa Hills (GPAA), they lost most of the belonging and livelihood.
The ICRC was in contact with local authorities and other humanitarian actors in Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) to identify the most vulnerable. An assessment was conducted in Maruwa Hills as very few humanitarian organizations were present in the area. Since August 20, the ICRC organized three visit to Maruwa Hills to address the needs of the communities in terms of water, livelihoods and other urgent needs, like assisting families to restore contact with loved ones, from whom they had been separated while fleeing the armed violence.
We have distributed emergency household items to over 16'600 people (2774 families) displaced and repaired four boreholes that enhance access to waterfor the people displaced and host communities.