South Sudan Humanitarian Emergency

Adolescent girls with UNFPA Dignity Kits.
UNFPA/Bruno Feder

As the armed conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand. In the country, 7 million people need humanitarian assistance. The number of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda) is projected to cross the 3.1 million by the end of 2018, making South Sudan Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the Rwandan genocide. In addition, the country holds 1.9 million internally displaced people, with up to 85 per cent estimated to be children and women. The country also faces chronic food insecurity, particularly child malnutrition, and the recruitment of children and young people into the armed forces. UNFPA leads the gender-based violence sub-cluster and co-chairs the sexual and reproductive health group, under the health cluster.

Country Population: 12.3 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

7.00 million
1.75 million
194,250
2.29 million
Last updated on - 01 September 2018
UNFPA/Bruno Feder

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    15,500
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    16,500
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    426,500
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    56,790
    GBV survivors reached
    24,528
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    7,685
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    12
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    17
    Number of safe spaces
    8
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    99
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    6
    Dignity Kits distributed
    17,500
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    200
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    120
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    50
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    140
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    140
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    48

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Disclaimer
  • 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.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.