More than 1.5 million people have been forced from their homes by violence since the conflict in South Sudan began on December 15, 2013. Thousands more have lost their lives or have been wounded. Before the crisis began, South Sudan was one of the poorest countries in the world and was desperately in need of humanitarian assistance. Now, half of its population needs help now, and the number is expected to rise.
WASHplus is USAID’s flagship global Environmental Health project.