South Sudan

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report No. 169: 1 – 31 May 2022



Malnutrition and hunger are at the highest since independence, rising market prices, approaching rains and persistent violence are exposing children to increased risks. Over 50% of children are sick with diarrhea, malaria and upper respiratory infections and require treatment. In May,
UNICEF teams across the country were on the ground working with communities to protect children and ensure their basic needs are met;

• 43,718 people gained access to safe water through emergency repairs and rehabilitation of 87 hand pumps in flood affected areas

• 130,399 people, 67,391 children under 5 years, were supported with primary health care services

• 4,173 children (1,971 girls) received Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) in child-friendly spaces

• 165,241 pregnant women and caregivers of children were reached with Infant and young child feeding counselling services