- Conflict results in nearly 383,000 civilian deaths from December 2013–April 2018
- 6.1 million people experience acute food insecurity in July and August
- Relief actors face access impediments disrupting assistance to 1.5 million people
- Conflict in South Sudan resulted in nearly 383,000 civilian deaths between December 2013 and April 2018, according to a USG-funded study. Nearly 50 percent of the deaths were due to violence, while the remainder resulted from food insecurity, reduced access to health care services, increased risk of disease, and other factors associated with the conflict.
- Approximately 6.1 million people in South Sudan—nearly 60 percent of the country’s population—experienced Crisis—IPC 3—or worse levels of acute food insecurity during July and August, including 47,000 people who faced Catastrophe—IPC 5—levels, humanitarian agencies report. An estimated 5.2 million people will likely continue to experience acute food insecurity at the start of the lean season, the period of the year when food is scarcest, projected to begin in early 2019.