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14 Dec 2018 description


The recently revitalized peace process promises to offer new opportunities in 2019 for South Sudan’s women, men and children. However, the cumulative effects of years of conflict, violence and destroyed livelihoods have left more than 7 million people or about two thirds of the population in dire need of some form of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019 – the same proportion as in 2018. While the situation is no longer escalating at a rapid speed, the country remains in the grip of a serious humanitarian crisis.

23 Jun 2018 description


The multi-sectoral Response Plan targets 818,250 recently displaced people. A total of $117.7m is urgently required, of which approximately $6.99m has already been mobilized by Government and partners, primarily through diverting resources that were originally intended for important response elsewhere in the country.

05 Dec 2017 description


As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand, on a costly trajectory for the country’s people and their outlook on the future. The compounding effects of widespread violence and sustained economic decline have further diminished the capacity of people to face threats to their health, safety and livelihoods.

People in need of assistance and protection number 7 million, even as more than 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries.

13 Feb 2017 description

Humanitarian needs & key figures

Over the past year, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has deepened and spread, affecting people in areas previously considered stable and exhausting the coping capacity of those already impacted. Three years on from the outbreak of conflict in December 2013, nearly 7.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the country as a result of armed conflict, inter-communal violence, economic crisis, disease outbreaks and climatic shocks.

19 Jan 2017 description



La population du Burundi est de plus en plus affectée par l’impact de la situation socio-économique et la détérioration des conditions de vie. Les besoins humanitaires sont de plus en plus visibles : la communauté humanitaire au Burundi estime que le nombre de personnes ayant besoin d’assistance humanitaire immédiate, y compris l’accès urgent aux services essentiels de base et à des moyens de subsistance, a presque triplé entre février et octobre 2016, passant de 1,1 million à environ 3 millions de personnes.

23 Mar 2016 description


La population du Burundi est de plus en plus affectée par l’impact néfaste de la crise politique qui a débuté en avril 2015, en particulier par la violence qu’elle a généré et la détérioration du contexte socio-économique. Les besoins humanitaires sont visibles : environ 1,1 million de personnes nécessitent protection et assistance humanitaire immédiates, y compris l’accès urgent aux services essentiels de base et à des moyens de subsistance.


05 Jan 2016 description

Overview of the crisis

There are humanitarian needs across South Sudan as a result of multiple and interlocking threats, including armed conflict and inter-communal violence, economic decline, disease, and climactic shocks.

25 Nov 2015 description


While the country has made modest gains, high levels of humanitarian needs persist. About 4.9 million people are in need of life-saving and livelihoods support and 1.1 million remain internally displaced.

23 Apr 2015 description


3.2 million internally displaced people and refugees cannot meet their essential needs to survive and live in dignity

04 Dec 2014 description


After two years of incremental improvements, a mix of drought, insecurity, surging food prices, increasing malnutrition, access constraints and funding shortages have led to a serious deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia.

30 Sep 2013 description


1 Crisis-driven displacement

Inter-communal violence and hostilities between state and non-state armed actors will likely continue to drive humanitarian needs. The resulting displacement and loss of liv es and livelihoods will stretch coping mechanisms and push families further into vulnerability. Political tensions in the run up to 2015 national elections may increase instability in some areas.

2 Acute food insecurity