Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2016, the number of people who have fled to safety in Uganda has exceeded one million.
South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis
n 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest country, and one of its poorest. Most of the nation is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis caused by underdevelopment, conflict and natural disasters. More than 4 million people face chronic food insecurity.
Uganda hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world. Of the 1.2 million refugees in Uganda, 900,000 are South Sudanese.
What do you do when faced with the threat of starvation — stay put hoping the situation will improve? Or walk in search of safety and a stable food source? This is the terrible dilemma hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese like 34-year-old Nyarmon are currently facing.
South Sudanese Women and Girls Arriving in Uganda Traumatized from Sexual Violence; in Urgent Need of Assistance
KAMPALA- (June 14, 2017) — Ahead of the ‘Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees’ on June 22-23, the poverty-fighting organization CARE warns of the alarming health and safety risks for refugee women and girls fleeing the continuous fighting and famine in South Sud
JUBA (March 27, 2016) — “The brutal killing of six aid workers over the weekend has sent shockwaves through us all; revealing yet another unacceptable violation of international humanitarian law in this country,” says Fred McCray, CARE’s Country Director in South Sudan.
After three years of brutal conflict, famine was declared in South Sudan’s Unity State, meaning thousands are dying of starvation. With nearly five million people suffering from extreme hunger, famine is likely to spread to other parts of the country if urgent interventions are not taken.
JUBA, South Sudan—(December 12, 2016)- Three years after conflict broke out in South Sudan on December 15, the country is on the brink of famine with people barely surviving on minuscule resources, warns aid agency CARE.
South Sudan is one of the most logistically challenging countries for healthcare in the world. Bad roads, continued conflict and soaring prices all make the provision of medical services and transporting of medicines extremely difficult.