In February 2020, the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) marked a step forward in South Sudan’s peace process, which has seen a largely successful ceasefire and a reduction in conflict since 2018. However, the impact of years of fighting has destroyed livelihoods, and persistent localised insecurity has left 8.9 million people (70% of the population) in need of humanitarian assistance in 2022.
In 2021, there were 2 million internally displaced people within South Sudan (55% of which are women and girls). In 2022, an estimated 7.74 million people (62.7% of the population) are expected to experience severe food insecurity at the peak of the 2022 lean season (April-July). The humanitarian situation in South Sudan is also predicted to worsen further in 2022 due to the impact of the widespread flooding which has further increased the vulnerability of already vulnerable populations.