The South Sudan situation, now enetering its sixth year, is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the world’s third biggest. Over one third of South Sudan’s estimated 12 million citizens are displaced, while more than half of the population is affected by the crisis.
Close to 2.3 million South Sudanese have been displaced outside their country, the vast majority of whom are women and children. Uganda continues to host the largest number, followed by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR). The South Sudanese displaced population stood at 508,600 in mid-2014 and thus has increased four-fold in only four years.