South Sudan: Helping communities stand on their feet again

11 July 2016
South Sudan: Helping communities stand on their feet again
Pibor, South Sudan. The ICRC rolls out massive vaccination campaigns. Last year alone, over 800,000 cattle (shoats, sheep and goats) were vaccinated against diseases such as hemorragic septicaemia. This allows for communities to protect their only source of livelihood. Through these campaigns, ICRC seeks to ensure the interventions strengthen the resilience of communities hard-hit by more than 2 years of violence. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Aysha Nourane Michot

Complementary to its focus on resilience building and protecting people, the ICRC will maintain its capacity to respond to emergencies. The latest events in Raja and Wau called precisely on this type of response. Within 48 hours, the ICRC delivered food, tarpaulins, and mosquito nets and provided safe drinking water to tens of thousands of displaced people.

Highlights of our work in South Sudan, January - June 2016

360,000 people received food rations.
265,000 patients benefited from support to 8 health facilities.
115,000 people were provided with clean water.
360,000 heads of livestock were vaccinated.
4,800 detainees were visited throughout the country.
17,000 phone calls were facilitated between family members across the world.
1,900 members of armed groups from both sides of the conflict were trained in international humanitarian law (IHL).


For more information, read the full update on our work in South Sudan.

South Sudan: Facts and figures – January-June 2016