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14 Aug 2018 description

As part of HelpAge International’s project on advancing the rights and protection of conflict-affected older South Sudanese migrants in Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan, HelpAge commissioned the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) to conduct a study on older South Sudanese displaced by conflict, both within South Sudan and across the border in Uganda and Ethiopia.

08 Jul 2016 description

Fight erupted in December 2013 and has displayed one in five people, some 2.3 million people, including 720,000 who fled to neighbouring Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. Some 5.1 million people have needed humanitarian assistance in 2016.

Older people's needs
To find out what older people in this situation most urgently need, we have carried out focus groups and need assessments with older internally displaced persons in Juba, South Sudan, as well as South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia and northern Uganda.

27 May 2014 description

South Sudan became the world's newest nation in 2011. Two years on from independence, many challenges remain: half the population live below the poverty line and only 55% have access to drinking water.

More recently, fighting erupted in December 2013 following clashes between the President and Vice President. This led to violence between government forces and rival political factions and mass killings along ethnic lines.