South Sudan
in focus

The ICRC helps conflict-affected communities in South Sudan become self-sufficient and reunites families. We visit places of detention, support health care facilities, and promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Here's the latest news coming out of South Sudan:

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2020

  • 267,700
    people received food weighing 6,380 metric tons
  • 180,740
    people received essential household items
  • 235,291
    heads of livestock were vaccinated, benefiting 45,980 people
  • 200,000
    people now have improved access to safe drinking water
  • 200,160
    people received outpatient consultations
  • 389,400
    people received seeds and agricultural tools to grow their own food
  • 5,000
    detainees were visited to assess their living conditions
  • 55,430
    phone calls were facilitated between family members separated by conflict
  • 324
    patients suffering with gunshot wounds were treated in our surgical wards
  • 76
    vulnerable persons were reunited with their families
  • 107,960
    people received fishing kits to help them maintain their livelihoods
  • 900
    volunteers from the South Sudan Red Cross were trained on hygiene promotion messages