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South Sudan

At a Glance

The East Africa Regional Mission serves South Sudan and Sudan.

South Sudan faces several development challenges due to decades of political instability, poverty, and persistent food insecurity, all of which are exacerbated by climate change. The country has one of the richest agricultural areas in Africa with fertile soils and abundant water, but frequent flooding, droughts, ongoing conflict, and the displacement of millions of people have drastically reduced food production to the point of being considered food insecure. Nearly all of the population depends on climate-sensitive natural resources, particularly rainfed subsistence agriculture. Rapid population growth and the expansion of farming and pastoralism, coupled with climate change, could aggravate South Sudan’s fragile situation and exacerbate existing tensions and conflict. South Sudan’s total GHG emissions are dominated by

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2016) for more information.

Climate Projections

Increased/More Frequent Precipitation

Increased Precipitation Unpredictability/Variability

Sea Level Rise

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Crop Production



Energy & Infrastructure

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding and Key Indicators

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2020)

10.6 Million

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Climate Change Information

Stories from the Area

Climate change is affecting water supplies around the world. Whether too little water in the form of prolonged and severe droughts or too much through flooding from heavy storms, extreme weather events are reducing the availability of surface water.