There are currently 4.3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance from South Sudan, including refugees, IDPs, and asylum-seekers.
63% of refugees
Over half of all South Sudanese refugees are children.
There are nearly 2.3 million displaced refugees from South Sudan.
Amid increasing violence and deteriorating conditions, the situation in South Sudan has escalated to a full-blown humanitarian emergency. The total number of South Sudanese refugees has now passed 2 million and it is the largest refugee crisis in Africa. After Syria and Afghanistan, it is the third largest refugee crisis in the world. Sadly, 63 percent of South Sudanese refugees are under the age of 18.
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 traveling alone.
Often, they arrive weak and malnourished. When the rainy season comes, their needs are compounded by flooding, food shortages and disease.
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.
"The world should not abandon South Sudan."
South Sudan Crisis Explained
A South Sudanese woman and her child stand in their plot of land at Pagarinya 2 refugee camp in Uganda.