South Sudan: COVID-19 response in April 2020

Facts & figures

  • The ICRC supported 1,700 volunteers of South Sudan Red Cross to reach over one million people with health education and hygiene promotion messages in communities across South Sudan.
    Buom Matthew GUITGUIT / ICRC
  • Prepositioned personal protective equipment to health workers at the 36 health facilities (23 primary health care centers, three hospitals, three physical rehabilitation centers and seven places of detention).
    Ali YOUSEF / ICRC
  • Increased handwashing points and donated soap to 14 places of detention, 11 primary health care centers and two hospitals.
    Ali YOUSEF / ICRC
  • Began rehabilitating of 150 hand pumps together with South Sudan Red Cross Society to improve access to water for 75,000 people in Juba.
    Ali YOUSEF / ICRC
  • For communities affected by conflict and armed violence, the ICRC distributed agricultural seed and tools to 31,650 families (189,900 people), as well as fishing kits to 10,500 families (63,000 people) to help them to rebuild their livelihoods.
    Buom Matthew GUITGUIT / ICRC
  • Helped 309 separated families to maintain contact with loved ones through free telephone calls provided by South Sudan Red Cross volunteers with ICRC support.
    Ali YOUSEF / ICRC
  • Carried out medavacs for 17 patients with gunshot injuries to ICRC supported surgical units for treatment.
    Florian Bastain SERIEX / ICRC
  • Provided 33,659 consultations at 22 primary health care centres supported by the ICRC.
    Florian Bastain SERIEX / ICRC
29 May 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to South Sudan, the scale of its actual and potential impact on communities the ICRC serves has become increasingly evident.

To prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICRC took swift, preventive measures.

For more details of ICRC activities in South Sudan in April 2020, please read our facts and figures.