The deterioration of people’s physical and mental well-being, living standards and coping mechanisms is expected to leave 9.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2023, higher than the 8.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2022. This increase is largely driven by compounded shocks triggered by continued conflict, widespread flooding, deepening food insecurity, inflation, high food prices and lack of access to basic services.
The inter-sectoral analysis conducted using cluster people in need (PiN) revealed that there are needs in every county of the country. Of the 9.4 million people in need, an estimated 56,325 people will experience catastrophic need in Panyikang county. Moreover, there will be 7.6 million people experiencing extreme need in 66 out of 78 counties and 1.7 million people in severe need in 10 out of 78 counties. Upper Nile and Western Equatoria States will contain the highest number of counties in critical need. In the Abyei Administrative Area, 212,000 people will be in extreme need of humanitarian assistance.