Latest updates on country situation
05 July 2023
Between 15 April and 27 June 2023, about 138,000 people arrived in South Sudan following the outbreak of conflict in Sudan. Over 90% of these were South Sudanese returnees. Wunthow border entry near Renk in Upper Nile state has been receiving the majority of these arrivals likely because the road is paved and relatively safe between Khartoum and Renk. Many have secured onward movement, with 41,000 South Sudanese returnees remaining in Renk, 40% of whom are in collective centres and the rest living in town. Transport from Renk is by boat or road, with poor road conditions affecting onward transport. People continue to arrive in Paloich, further south, where air transport to the capital Juba is available. Conditions in transit sites in Renk and Paloich are poor, with congestion, increasing daily arrivals, and limited aid provision. The need for shelter and NFIs, food, WASH, and healthcare remains high.
REACH 21/06/2023, OCHA 30/06/2023, OCHA 25/06/2023)
24 April 2023
Between 16–30 April, more than 23,600 displaced people crossed from Sudan to South Sudan, fleeing the conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that erupted in Sudan on 15 April. The number of arrivals is likely higher because they are not being registered at the border and will continue to increase as the crisis unfolds. Most of the arrivals are South Sudanese, while the rest are Eritrean, Kenyan, Somali, Sudanese, and Ugandan. The main points of entry are in Renk, Upper Nile and Aweil North, Northern Bahr el Ghazal. The Government and international actors are mobilising a response effort as humanitarian needs are likely to increase, including the need for food, water, shelter, and onward transportation. There are 1.1 million refugees in Sudan, including over 800,000 South Sudanese, with humanitarian organisations likely to assist about 125,000 of them to return to South Sudan. (OCHA 25/05/2023), (Reuters 24/04/2023), (AA 25/04/2023), (TVP 25/04/2023), (UNHCR 25/04/2023), (UNHCR accessed 26/04/2023)
These crises have been identified through the INFORM Severity Index, a tool for measuring and comparing the severity of humanitarian crises globally.
SSD001 - Complex crisis
Last updated 23/08/2023
4.4 Very High
17 May 2023
South Sudan: conflict-related displacement
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As at 14 May 2023, the conflict that began on 15 April in Sudan had displaced more than 57,000 people to South Sudan. 90% of this number were conflict-displaced South Sudanese returnees. The majority of the displaced are settling in border towns in Upper Nile state.
27 October 2022
South Sudan: Impact of floods
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Since August, flash and riverine floods have been severely affecting South Sudan, as is typical during the rainy season (April–November). Most of the country had below-average rainfall in June–July. The extent of flooding more than doubled between early August and early October, from 22,000km2 of South Sudan’s landmass to 48,000km2.
12 August 2020
South Sudan: Access to basic needs and services
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Taking into account a range of variables that affect South Sudanese access to basic needs and services, these scenarios consider developments that could have humanitarian consequences and impact on access to basic needs within South Sudan over the coming six to twelve months.
11 March 2020
South Sudan: Analysis Ecosystem
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ACAPS mapped the information landscape in South Sudan with the objective of identifying information gaps and needs, as well as good practices in data collection and analysis. The overall aim is to support the assessment and analysis community in South Sudan by seeing clearly what is already available in terms of data and information and what areas of the analysis ecosystem could be strengthened.