UNHCR | Donate to help refugees fleeing brutality and floods in South Sudan
Unprecedented heavy rains and flooding have devastated areas in South Sudan.
Greater Maban County in north-east South Sudan, bordering Sudan, is the hardest hit. Over 200,000 people have been severely affected and need urgent aid. Many are living in unsafe conditions in makeshift structures and are at heightened risk of diseases. This is just the latest threat that innocent families in South Sudan are facing.
The brutal conflict has claimed thousands of lives and driven almost four million South Sudanese people from their homes. Over 2.2 million had to seek safety in neighbouring countries, while more than 1.5 million are displaced within their national borders. Most are women and children, who arrived at the settlements exhausted and traumatized. Despite the peace agreement signed in September 2018, the situation remains fragile and communal violence is on the rise, forcing many to flee.
The country is now facing floods that the region has not witnessed in decades, which are once again adding suffering to the plight of already vulnerable people. If humanitarian assistance is not timely provided, people are being pushed to the brink once again.
We are on the ground delivering emergency supplies, shelter, water, sanitation and health support, but we cannot do this alone.
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UNHCR can reach the heart of a crisis within 72 hours. With your support, we can get life-saving supplies to the most vulnerable people in even the most desperate situations.