Since the beginning of 2017, clashes between government and opposition forces are reported in Upper Nile, Jonglei, Central and Eastern Equatoria, and Western Bahr el Ghazal, causing widespread human rights violations, large scale internal displacement and refugee outflow towards Sudan and Uganda. Violence against aid workers has escalated, hampering aid delivery in conflict-affected areas.

Food insecurity continues to affect 6.1 million people. Critical malnutrition levels are reported in Unity, Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei. 

INFORM measures South Sudan's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster for 2017 to be extremely high, at 8.8/10, an increase from 8.3/10 in 2016. South Sudan's vulnerability is measured at 9/10

Key documents

South Sudan Education Cluster, Global Partnership for Educations & ACAPS


South Sudan, Education Cluster Assessment

South Sudan


Humanitarian Needs Overview

Peace: the only thing worth fighting for


Scenarios for South Sudan in 2020

National Human Development Report 2015


South Sudan

United Nations Mission in South Sudan


The State of Human Rights in the Protracted Conflict in South Sudan

Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers in South Sudan


We Can Die Too


Market in crises: South Sudan case study

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium


Looking back to look ahead? Reviewing key lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan