Civilians experience record levels of food insecurity
- The impacts of persistent conflict, climate change and political uncertainty return South Sudan to the IRC’s Watchlist Top 10.
- The country is still recovering from a civil war that ended in 2018, and while conflict has decreased, localized fighting remains widespread.
- Climate disasters including severe flooding and drought make it increasingly difficult for people to access food and basic resources; more South Sudanese people than ever—7.8 million—will face crisis levels of food insecurity in 2023.
- Population: 11.2 million
- People displaced by crisis: 4.8 million
- Rank in Human Development Index: 191 of 191
- Started work in southern Sudan: 1989
- People assisted: 1.1 million in 2019