55,000 Refugee children under five years immunized against polio in Unity and Upper Nile
29,574 Exercise books and school kits distributed in Upper Nile and Central Equatoria
7,000 Tree seedlings planted in three newly opened nurseries in Upper Nile
3,350 IDPs received assistance from UNHCR in Upper Nile, Jonglei and Bahr al Ghazal
South Sudan Becomes the World’s Newest Nation
On July 9, the Republic of South Sudan declared its independence, marking the culmination of the six-year Interim Period laid out in the landmark 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended Sudan’s long civil war. Independence was a result of the January 2011 referendum that gave the people of South Sudan the opportunity to democratically choose their future. Nearly 99 percent of those who voted chose secession.