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

Humanitarian needs

3.60 million
1.18 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA/Bruno Feder

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.