Regional Situation Overview
In 2021, South Sudan marked the 10th anniversary of its independence and the eighth year of conflict within the country. This protracted situation remained the largest refugee crisis in Africa with close to 2.33 million South Sudanese refugees living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. It continued to be characterized as a children’s crisis with children constituting some 65 per cent of the refugee population.
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees