2017 marked the fourth year of South Sudan's civil war, which saw a severe deterioration of humanitarian conditions across the country.
The conflict has claimed innumerable lives and left millions forcibly displaced from their homes and unable to meet even their most basic needs. Two million people have been turned into refugees and another two million internally displaced. In total, six million people are in need or urgent humanitarian assistance - half the country's population.
The ICRC continued to work on the frontlines of the crisis throughout 2017, providing lifesaving assistance to the most vulnerable. This included fighting food insecurity and disease by delivering emergency food aid, relief supplies, as well as water and sanitation facilities to remote and food-insecure communities. At the same time, the ICRC distributed seeds, tools, and fishing nets to help vulnerable communities affected by the conflict to get back on their feet.