About the Crisis

An estimated 7.5 million people in South Sudan need urgent humanitarian assistance and nearly 4 million people have fled their homes as a result of a multi-year conflict that began in December 2013.

South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis is made worse by droughts and floods, a collapsing economy, widespread food insecurity. In addition, there are frequent attacks against humanitarian workers who put their own lives at risk to reach millions of women, children and men in desperate need.

USAID and its partners are working against all odds to overcome these obstacles and deliver life-saving assistance. Aid workers are using every means possible—including air, river, and road—to reach South Sudan’s most vulnerable people. With our partners, we are providing food and nutrition support, safe drinking water, emergency medical care, improved hygiene and sanitation, emergency shelter materials, and other vital relief supplies to millions in need.

U.S. Response

More information on the U.S. government’s humanitarian response to South Sudan, including past fact sheets and maps, can be found here.

How You Can Help

Response Updates

Additional Resources

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