Access to basic services remains critical in South Sudan

January to March 2019 facts and figures

24 May 2019
Access to basic services remains critical in South Sudan
CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Florian Seriex

Despite efforts by the main parties to the conflict to implement the revitalized peace agreement, the humanitarian situation remains critical in many parts of South Sudan, especially when it comes to access to basic goods and services. In addition, cattle raids, inter-ethnic violence and revenge violence have also provoked new population displacement in some areas.

The International Committee of the Red Cross tailors its humanitarian aid to respond to emergency needs and to build the resilience of local communities by supporting livelihoods and adequate basic services.

Highlights of our work in South Sudan between January and March 2019

The ICRC, together with the South Sudan Red Cross Society (SSRC):

 Distributed of more than 2,350 metric tonnes of food
 Provided over 71,000 people with seeds and gardening tools
 Provided antenatal consultations for 9,325 women
 Helped 887 disabled people
 Visited 2,385 detainees throughout the country
 Facilitated 4,734 phone calls between family members separated by the conflict
 Trained over 1,100 military personnel in IHL and more than 450 police personnel in IHRL

 

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January - March 2019 Facts & Figures