What's happening

  • The IRC is launching an emergency response in South Sudan, a country already coping with the impact of decades of violence, as disease outbreaks such as Hepatitis E, as well as historic flooding, leave over 600,000 people in urgent need of aid.
  • The effects of climate change have led to unusually intense seasonal rains an flooding this year, leaving hundreds of thousands of people across 22 counties in need of food, water, shelter, health care and other support.
  • The IRC's emergency response will focus on health, protection, water and nutrition services to those affected in Awiel South and Unity State.
Read our Oct. 18 statement.

Country facts

  • Population: 11.2 million
  • People displaced by crisis: 4.8 million
  • Rank in Human Development Index: 185 of 188

IRC response

  • Started work in southern Sudan: 1989
  • People assisted: 1.1 million in 2019