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12 Dec 2014 description

One year on from the start of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation for millions of people remains bleak. CAFOD partner Caritas Malakal reports that there has been an upsurge in violence since the end of rainy season in October. Fighting has been witnessed in Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states, resulting in people fleeing.

27 Nov 2014 description

MSF provides medical assistance to South Sudanese in White Nile State, Sudan

29 Oct 2014 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A deadly and destructive conflict between the South Sudan government and the rebels in the newly emerging South Sudan country broke out on 15 December 2013. The conflict resulted in the death of over 10,000 people, displaced over 1.1 million persons internally and caused over 460,700 persons to flee to the neighboring countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya according to OCHA South Sudan situation report number 44 of 10 July 2014.

23 Oct 2014 description

Executive Summary

Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.

23 Oct 2014 description

Juba, Soudan du Sud | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 12:16 GMT

A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.

The suggestion emerged after around 90 women, including several members of South Sudan's parliament, met in the capital Juba this week to come up with ideas on how to "to advance the cause of peace, healing and reconciliation".

15 Oct 2014 description

More than 1.5 million people are currently displaced from their homes in South Sudan after conflict swept through the country in the wake of a political crisis in December 2013. Many displaced families in remote areas have no access to health care and humanitarian relief is scarce. In September, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical specialist Maartje Hoetjes flew by helicopter to one of South Sudan’s more remote areas to meet displaced families and assess their health status. She tells their stories here.

24 Sep 2014 description
report World Vision

South Sudan’s food insecurity crisis hasn’t worsened to the point of famine, but the threat still looms large with meagre crops potentially only delaying life-threatening hunger.

24 Sep 2014 description
report IRIN

BENTIU, 24 September 2014 (IRIN) - The 47,000 people who have fled to the UN base in Bentiu, South Sudan, lack most things. In some parts of the camp, 158 people are forced to share one latrine. Women and children swelter for hours waiting for their turn at a borehole. August downpours destroyed mattresses and clothes and replacements are virtually impossible to come by.

The only thing there is too much of is the toxic green water - left over from last month's rain - a stagnant pool across much of the camp that flows into people's homes with each new storm.

22 Sep 2014 description
report Miraya FM

Officials from both countries are expected to meet in Kajo-Keji tomorrow in efforts to smoothen relations between communities of Kajo-Keji and the Madi in Uganda’s Moyo district.

Kajo-Keji County Commissioner Henry Kala Sabuni says there was more violence last night that left two children dead.

22 Aug 2014 description
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Crisis Overview

  • Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 188,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into the western Gambella region of Ethiopia. This influx has stretched local capacity and several camps have reached full capacity.