Crisis Response Plan for South Sudan - Update for Oslo

16 May 2014


Humanitarian partners expect that the current crisis will severely affect more than 1 in 2 South Sudanese by December 2014.

  • Over 7 million people are at risk.
  • 4 million people face alarming food insecurity.
  • Up to 1.5 million people become internally displaced.
  • 863,000 people seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
  • Some 270,000 Sudanese refugees remain in South Sudan.


Partners need $1.8 billion to save lives, prevent famine and avert the loss of another generation of South Sudanese children in 2014. 4 million people will receive some form of assistance.

  • $536 million have been secured until May 2014.
  • $1.26 billion are still needed for operations in 2014 and to preposition supplies for the first 3 months of 2015.


Even if fully funded and facilitated, not all threats of hunger, malnutrition, morbidity, mortality, livelihood collapse or basic rights will be addressed. It is a question of:

  • How many will die of violence, hunger and disease,
  • How dire conditions will be for those uprooted by conflict,
  • How unsafe life will be,
  • For how long children will be deprived of education, and
  • To what lengths people will have to go to cope with the crisis.


Among their strategic objectives, humanitarian partners will focus on three immediate goals, that is to:

  1. Save lives,
  2. Prevent famine, and
  3. Avert the loss of another generation.


The humanitarian strategy for South Sudan has 5 elements:

  • Coordinate – systematic assessment & analysis; rapid response and strong advocacy.
  • Prioritize – priority sectors and locations to get people what they need most.
  • Capitalize on seasons – pre-positioning for year-round operations & livelihoods aid so people can help themselves.
  • Access – negotiate with parties to reach everyone in need by air, barge or road.
  •  Scale up – CBOs, NGOs, UN agencies UNMISS, authorities.