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Facts and figures

23-06-2014 Facts and Figures

Key Points

Since the crisis erupted in South Sudan on 15 December 2013 until the end of May 2014, the ICRC, with its main partner the South Sudan Red Cross, has:


provided food for 351,000 people in Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap, Jonglei, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal, Western Equatoria states and Juba;

provided over 173,000 people with seeds—with a majority of them also benefitting from distributions of tools—for their own farming, and 31,000 people with fishing kits to enhance food security;  

performed over 1,700 surgeries in 12 local health facilities, and provided medical materials to 34 first-aid and other health-care facilities;


provided clean water for nearly 132,000 people in displaced and other conflict-affected communities as well as in health and detention facilities in various parts of the country;


  •  constructed some 300 latrines and prepositioned water treatment materials for tens of thousands of displaced people as a preventive measure against cholera;
  • provided tents, cooking utensils and tarpaulins as emergency shelter for over 300,000 displaced people around the country;
  • visited over 2,400 people held in various places of detention;
  • helped to reconnect family members separated by violence with more than 7,000 phone calls made from various camps for displaced  populations;
  • registered 50 children who had been separated from their families;
  • delivered training or sessions on IHL to over 760 members of the armed forces, armed groups and other weapon bearers.

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