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The food crisis is extremely dire with 45% of the population in urgent need of food and 1,1 million children under 5 years old severely malnourished. 4 million people have been displaced by the conflict, either internally or in neighboring countries.
In December, peace talks in Ethiopia led to the signing of a truce which incorporated a ceasefire and unhindered humanitarian access. The agreement came into effect on December 24th. However, since then, clashes between government and opposition forces have been reported in multiple areas.Next
South Sudan, formed from the 10 most southern states of Sudan, became the world’s newest country in 2011. Roughly the size of Texas, South Sudan was founded upon shaky foundations after decades of war. In December 2013, conflict broke out between rival factions of the ruling party, plunging the country into a full-fledged civil war.Donate Today
CRISIS UNDER INVESTIGATION
The iguacu investigation in South Sudan nears completion and our recommendation will be published shortly. Below are the areas of greatest need facing the South Sudanese people today. Scroll down further for the latest blogs and an in-depth view.
The conflict has caused the biggest refugee crisis in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, with 2 million people fleeing to neighboring countries.
Malaria has affected 2,2 million South Sudanese this year. Cholera and measles have also affected thousands.
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE
5,6 million people lack access to safe-drinking water and sanitation facilities, providing a fertile ground for the spread of disease.
Roughly half of the population is in urgent need of food and 1.25 million South Sudanese are on the brink of famine.
⅓ of schools have been attacked by armed groups at least once and 70% of children are not receiving an education.
95 aid workers have been killed since the conflict started. Security incidents regularly force aid workers to relocate and temporarily suspend their activities.
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South Sudan In Depth
Home to 12 million people, including 60 indigenous ethnic groups, South Sudan is among the most diverse country in the world.South Sudan has abundant arable lands, untapped water sources, and large stocks of cattle and fish. The country’s diverse soil types mean the vast majority of its land is suitable for growing food and cash crops.
Natural resources, including diamonds, gold, limestone and copper, are also in abundance. Following independence from Sudan, South Sudan inherited vast oil resources.
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