South Sudan Humanitarian Emergency

Adolescent girls with UNFPA Dignity Kits.
UNFPA/Bruno Feder

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is driven by inter-communal violence and armed conflict between the government and rebel forces. The large influx of internally displaced persons to camps, coupled with food insecurity and poverty, have placed an even greater burden on a health system that is already struggling to meet the needs of the affected populations. Violence against women also remains a pressing concern and has limited the ability of women to obtain basic resources. UNFPA and partners in South Sudan work to provide sexual and reproductive health services, support mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and help to ensure that women and girls are able to maintain their dignity in times of crisis.

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

Humanitarian needs

6.10 million
1.53 million
1.83 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Bruno Feder

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.