The outbreak of the civil war in South Sudan in December 2013 created a complex humanitarian crisis restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid actors to target and deliver assistance. By now, the ongoing conflict has displaced an estimated 1.9 million people internally and 2.1 million to neighbouring countries.
IMPACT has been present in South Sudan through REACH since 2012. REACH informs aid planning and enhances the understanding of the contexts of displacement by tracking humanitarian needs, monitoring key ports seeing IDP and returnee movements and mapping factors leading to displacement. Through its PANDA initiative, IMPACT has also supported donor organisations with third-party monitoring and impact evaluations.