South Sudan Humanitarian Emergency

Adolescent girls with UNFPA Dignity Kits.

Country Population:

12.3 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Years of armed conflict and chronic underdevelopment have left over 7 million people in South Sudan in need of humanitarian assistance. Needs have been intensified by severe flooding and by COVID-19, which has strained the country’s already fragile health system. Access to antenatal and delivery care is limited; South Sudan’s maternal mortality is one of the highest in the world. UNFPA provides sexual and reproductive health services to affected populations, including in Protection of Civilian sites, and has a network of one-stop centres that provide integrated services to survivors of gender-based violence.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

7.3 million

Women of reproductive age

1.7 million

Pregnant women


Young people

2.4 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • -Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • -Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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