Photo Credit: ©UNHCR / C. Fohlen
In recent months, amid increasing violence and deteriorating conditions, the situation in South Sudan escalated into a full-blown humanitarian emergency. In September 2016, the number of South Sudanese refugees passed one million and the number of those forced to flee to neighboring countries continues to increase today.
The majority of those fleeing South Sudan are women and children. They are survivors of violent attacks, sexual assault and in many cases, children are travelling alone.
Often, they arrive weak and malnourished. When the rainy season comes, their needs are compounded by flooding, food shortages and disease.
Above: South Sudanese refugee stands with her child in Pagarinya 2 refugee camp in the Adjumani district in northern Uganda.
Your help is needed…
As violence in South Sudan continues to escalate, those who flee need protection, shelter, medical care and other lifesaving assistance.
Thanks to supporters, UNHCR is on the ground coordinating a massive refugee response throughout the region and leading efforts to provide shelter and care for those displaced by the renewed conflict.
UNHCR is facing a severe shortage in the funds needed to keep millions of refugees and displaced people fleeing violence safe and protected. Your gift will help close the gap, and give vulnerable children, women and men hope for a safe future. Please be generous.