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The ICRC in South Sudan

The Jamam refugee camp in Upper Nile State, South Sudan.

In South Sudan, the ICRC works to prevent violations of international humanitarian law and supports hospital and physical-rehabilitation services. The organization helps conflict-affected communities to survive and become self-sufficient through livelihood support and by improving access to clean water. It also reunites families dispersed by conflict and visits places of detention to support the Republic of South Sudan in adhering to international standards.  Read full overview -

Facts and Figures

Since the crisis erupted in South Sudan on 15 December 2013 up to 2 February 2014, the ICRC, with its main partner the South Sudanese Red Cross, has:

  • provided food for over 110,000 people in Wau, Bentiu, Juba, Minkamen and Malakal;
  • performed over 900 surgeries in four local health facilities, and cared for over 1,200 in-patients;
  • provided clean water for nearly 40,000 displaced people in Juba, Malakal, Bentiu, Wunrok, Waat and Lankien;
  • provided tents, cooking utensils and tarpaulins as emergency shelter for nearly 112,000 displaced people around the country;
    visited over 1,630 people held in various places of detention;
  • arranged for more than 1,500 phone calls to be made from various camps to enable displaced people to contact family members;
  • registered 27 children who had been separated from their families.

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