South Sudan: “Massive and debilitating needs do not stop with hunger” – UN Humanitarian Chief

Today, ERC Lowcock briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan. He expressed concern that as the conflict in enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis continues to intensify.

According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2018 released on Tuesday, even though more than 2 million people have fled South Sudan as refugees over the past four years of conflict, 7 million people inside the country – almost two-thirds of the remaining population – still need humanitarian assistance. About 1.9 million people are internally displaced.

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