Type of response:
South Sudan is now facing its highest levels of food insecurity and malnutrition since independence 10 years ago. 8.3 million people in South Sudan are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance, 54% of which are children, with communities hit hard by the triple shock of intensified conflict and sub-national violence, three consecutive years of major flooding, and the impact of COVID-19. Nearly 5 million people were estimated to face protection risks and violations in 2021, with children disproportionately affected by crisis and exposed to multiple protection risks including recruitment by armed groups, psychosocial distress, family separation, violence and exploitation. Access to essential services, including health care, education, water and sanitation, as well as protection and legal services, was already limited and much of the service infrastructure was damaged, destroyed or closed since the conflict flared up in 2020.
Consequently, the project will see that: