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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

Between the start of the South Sudan crisis on 15 December 2013 and the end of June 2014, the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross have:

  •  provided food for nearly 480,000 people in Juba and in the states of Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap, Jonglei, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal and Western Equatoria;
  • provided nearly 190,000 people with seed, most of whom also received agricultural implements;
  • provided over 76,000 people with fishing kits;
  • performed over 2,100 operations in 13 health facilities;
  • delivered medical supplies to 34 first-aid and other health facilities;
  • assisted nearly 800 persons with disabilities in three physical rehabilitation centres run or supported by the ICRC;
  • provided clean water for nearly 140,000 people in communities that had been displaced or otherwise affected by the conflict;
  • provided clean water for health and detention facilities in various parts of the country;
  • provided tents, cooking utensils and tarpaulins as emergency shelter for nearly 420,000 displaced people around the country;
  • visited nearly 3,000 people held in various places of detention;
  • helped to reconnect family members separated by violence by enabling over 6,000 phone calls from various camps for displaced persons and transferring 400 Red Cross messages containing family news;
  • registered 67 children who had been separated from their families;
  • held courses and other sessions on IHL for over 800 members of the armed forces, armed groups and other weapon bearers.