There are currently 4.3 million displaced people from South Sudan, including refugees, IDPs, and asylum-seekers.
63% of refugees
Over half of all South Sudanese refugees are children.
1.6 million in
Uganda and Sudan both host over 800,000 refugees from South Sudan, totaling to over half of all South Sudanese refugees.
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, it is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the third largest in the world, after Syria and Afghanistan. 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.