• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 4,120,000 People displaced [?]
  • 1,390 Fatalities reported [?]
  • 7,100,000 People in Need [?]



Five years of civil war have led to widespread human rights violations large-scale internal displacement and refugee outflow to Sudan and Uganda, as well as largely deteriorated food security. Clashes continue despite a peace agreement in 2018, causing further displacements. Intercommunal violence is widespread, with cattle raids a common source of tension, particularly between agro-pastoralist communities. Over 4.5 million people are estimated to be displaced, including 1.83 million IDPs and 2.29 million South Sudanese refugees. In addition, South Sudan host nearly 300,000 refugees from Sudan, DRC, Ethiopia and CAR.?Severe food insecurity persists across South Sudan, affecting 6.45 million people. Critical malnutrition levels are reported in 31 counties. The conflict and displacement have led to disruptions of food production, livelihoods, and humanitarian assistance, as well as deterioration of the economy. ?The main rainy season from June-September has a significant impact on road access. Attacks and ambushes on humanitarian convoys severely hamper the delivery of assistance and access to populations in need. ?

INFORM measures South Sudan's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster for 2019 to be very high, at 8.9/10, down from 9/10 in 2018. South Sudan's vulnerability is measured at 9.2/10.?

Latest Developments


05/06: Heavy rains on 5 June, led to the collapse of 200 homes in Aweil town leaving 7,000 people displaced. NFIs have been lost and people are finding refuge in makeshift shelters along roadsides which are located on higher ground.? 

Humanitarian Access



Signing of the peace agreement in September 2018 has resulted in decreased hostilities overall, yet access constraints persist, including violence against humanitarian personnel, restriction of movement, and bureaucratic impediments. Access gains from late August, after 4 months of no humanitarian access, were sustained in Greater Baggari, Western Bahr el Ghazal and movement improved in Jonglei and Upper Nile states, although non-state civilian authorities and security forces continue to impose bureaucratic restrictions in these states. Clashes between signatories and non-signatories of the peace agreement increased road insecurity in January 2019 around Yei, Central Equatoria, limiting humanitarian operations including Ebola preparedness. Disruption to humanitarian imports are recorded since December, following a presidential decree on custom exemptions. Multiple taxations and widespread looting are also interfering with humanitarian operations.

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