South Sudan Humanitarian Emergency

Adolescent girls with UNFPA Dignity Kits.
UNFPA/Bruno Feder

Forced displacement, widespread food insecurity and poor access to basic social services, triggered by years of armed conflict and chronic poverty, characterise the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. The country's maternal mortality ratio is one of the highest in the world. The crisis has also heightened women's and girls' vulnerability to gender-based violence (GBV). UNFPA's GBV-related work in South Sudan includes support for one-stop centers, which provide integrated medical, psychosocial, legal and support services for survivors. UNFPA leads the GBV sub-cluster in the country and co-chairs the sexual and reproductive health group under the health cluster.

Country Population: 12.3 mil

Humanitarian needs

7.50 million
1.80 million
2.44 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UNFPA/Bruno Feder

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    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
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

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.