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The ICRC in South Sudan

The ICRC established a delegation in South Sudan's capital, Juba, when the country became independent on 9 July 2011. Since the outbreak of the conflict in December 2013, the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross have been working hard to provide relief to hundreds of thousands affected by the situation. >> Read full overview -

 

 

Reaching millions affected by violence

South Sudan marks its third anniversary in the shadow of violence which has left hundreds of thousands in urgent need of assistance. Around the country, the ICRC helps build the resilience of conflict-affected communities with livelihood support and by improving access to clean water. It is also working to reunite families separated by conflict and other situations of violence. >> See photo gallery

Facts and Figures

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

  • provided food for over 510,000 people in Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap, Jonglei, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal, Western Equatoria states and Juba;
  • provided nearly 200,000 people with seeds—with a majority of them also benefitting from distributions of tools—for their own farming, and over 120,000 people with fishing kits to enhance food security;  
  • performed over 2,400 surgeries in 13 local health facilities, and provided medical materials to 34 first-aid and other health-care facilities;
  • assisted nearly 950 persons with disabilities in three physical rehabilitation centres run or supported by the ICRC;
  • provided clean water for over 160,000 people in displaced and other conflict-affected communities as well as in health and detention facilities in various parts of the country;
  • provided tents, cooking utensils and tarpaulins as emergency shelter for over 500,000 displaced people around the country;
  • visited nearly 3,000 people held in various places of detention;
  • helped to reconnect family members separated by violence with more than 6,400 phone calls made from various camps for displaced  populations and over 400 Red Cross messages containing family news;
  • registered 68 children who had been separated from their families;
  • delivered training or sessions on IHL to nearly 950 members of the armed forces, armed groups and other weapon bearers.

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