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

  • 363,200
    people received food weighing 5,120 metric tons
  • 272,981
    people received essential household items
  • 692,570
    heads of livestock were vaccinated, benefiting 222,298 people
  • 93,000
    people now have improved access to safe drinking water
  • 408,938
    people received outpatient consultations
  • 416,358
    people received seeds and agricultural tools to grow their own food
  • 5,901
    detainees were visited to assess their living conditions
  • 33,366
    phone calls were facilitated between family members separated by conflict
  • 438
    patients suffering with gunshot wounds were treated in our surgical wards
  • 155
    vulnerable persons were reunited with their families
  • 225,930
    people received fishing kits to help them maintain their livelihoods
  • 900
    volunteers from the South Sudan Red Cross were trained on hygiene promotion messages