Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- South Sudan declared most violent for aid workers for third straight year
- South Sudan: Reaching the Most Vulnerable Amid Destruction and Insecurity
- South Sudan: Humanitarian Access Review (January - June 2018)
- The South Sudan NGO Forum strongly condemns the violent attacks against humanitarian aid agencies in Maban
- South Sudan: Physical Access Constraints Map as of 17 August 2018
South Sudan again topped the list of most violent countries in the world in which to deliver aid in 2017, in a report launched by Humanitarian Outcomes. today.
"It's the third consecutive year that South Sudan tops the global list, underscoring the complexities in delivering aid in this war, and the impunity with which armed actors operate when attacking aid workers," said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Selina learnt about the need to stay clear of diseases the hard way - as a refugee from South Sudan, she has witnessed more people dying from cholera than bullets.
In early 2017, 28-year-old Selina Night and her nine children fled her hometown in South Sudan following a flare-up of violence. “The sound of gunshots would ring in the air every night. There was fear and uncertainty. We feared for our lives.”
"South Sudan's Independence Day is overshadowed by conflict and an unprecedented humanitarian crisis,'' said Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Rehana Zawar. NRC calls for the recent peace deal to deliver real change.
Seven years after South Sudan's independence, over four million people have been displaced and 7.6 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. NRC calls for parties to the conflict in South Sudan to ensure the recent peace deal actually brings an end to fighting and displacement.
"While we have been here before, we welcome efforts by the leaders in South Sudan to end the devastating conflict that has brought the country into a humanitarian crisis. The signing of this document is just one step on the long journey to peace, and we urge those involved to keep the peace process on track.
27 June 2018: Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.
Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the world registered a larger number of people displaced by war and persecution.
"International responsibility-sharing for displaced people has utterly collapsed. Rich countries are building walls against families fleeing war, at the same time as less money is available for aid to people in conflict areas," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland.
Democratic Republic of the Congo tops neglected crises list
African countries top the Norwegian Refugee Council's annual list of neglected displacement crises for a third year in a row.
More civilians are without food in more places than ever before in the history of South Sudan. An upsurge in fighting, lack of access and attacks on aid workers batters already food insecure communities. "The UN's deadly prediction of record numbers of hungry people in South Sudan is already unfolding from what I'm seeing," said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), who is currently visiting the country.
Thale Jenssen | Published 22. May 2018
Surrounded by a region in conflict, Ethiopia is Africa's second largest refugee hosting country, after Uganda. In addition, conflict, drought and flooding causes displacement inside the country. How are these refugees welcomed?
In January 2018, Ethiopia hosts close to 900,000 refugees, and the number is growing. They are mainly from neighbouring South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. More than 1.5 million people in Ethiopia are internally displaced.
by Chris Muturi
As the drought situation in South Sudan has worsened, Nyagoul Tekjiek brought her family to Kenya in 2018, where she finally dares to dream of brighter days for her children and herself.
After her husband’s death a year ago, Nyagoul found herself unable to put food on the table for her seven children. She decided to take her family to Kenya, where they now reside in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
After attending our training programme in welding and fabrication, a team of eleven refugees from South Sudan were provided with start-up kits and a shed in 2016, marking the start-up of Khartoum Welders in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
Latest South Sudan food security report projects worsening food crisis in the coming months. With many parts of the country moving closer to a 'catastrophe', a famine situation is likely without an urgent increase in aid. "South Sudan's food crisis levels are shocking," said Rehana Zawar, Norwegian Refugee Council's Country Director in South Sudan. "Alarm bells are ringing as the threat of famine is now more widespread than this time last year. Tens of thousands of families are at risk of starvation."
All displaced people face challenges, but among the most vulnerable of those in search of protection are women and girls. "Being a woman is harder when you are displaced," says Director of NRC's field operations, Magnhild Vasset.
In humanitarian crises like South Sudan’s protracted conflict, people with physical disabilities struggle to escape when their villages are attacked.
The civil war in South Sudan that broke out in 2013 has displaced 1.6 million people within the young state since 2015, and forced over 768,000 people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. The conflict has brought the country to its knees, crippling the economy and creating tribal rivalry and social disorder.
In September 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. UN Member States committed to strengthening and enhancing mechanisms to protect refugees and migrants and to move towards a more effective system of responsibility sharing in the international refugee response. States committed to working towards the adoption of a Global Compact on Refugees in 2018, to consist of a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and a Programme of Action for implementation.
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The past twelve months have seen a sharp rise in the number of people fleeing their homes and in urgent need of emergency food assistance. The conflict continues to take a heavy toll on civilians.
South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia are facing long days with nothing to do.
Like so many from South Sudan, Peter Gatwich is a tall man. A brown suit, blue striped shirt and freshly polished leather shoes make him stand out on the day of our visit to Gure Shombola refugee camp in Ethiopia’s western Assosa zone. Gatwick’s smile comes easily, but as the leader of the refugees’ central committee at the camp, he bears a lot of responsibility.