Like many countries around the globe, South Sudan is facing unprecedented impacts of climate change. Since 2017, it has experienced heavy downpours which have resulted in rampant floods. For instance, between July and October 2021 alone, 856,000 people were affected by floods and 389,000 were uprooted from their homes.
Aware of the gravity of the situation and the need for urgent interventions, the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC), with funding from the UNDP, conducted a rapid assessment of the flood situation. The report presents the most recent information on the current flooding of large parts of South Sudan and its repercussions for people and for social and political stability. The results of the assessment indicate that the floods caused huge humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding challenges.
The report provides actionable recommendations for addressing immediate to long-term recovery, and to build the resilience of the vulnerable populations and communities in South Sudan.