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. 

3/29/18

The luck of a thousand

On a hot afternoon, Ayam Manyiel sits on the veranda of her grass-thatched hut plucking small green leaves from a tree branch by her feet. The leaves will make it to her dinner table in the evening. It will be all she has to eat because her crop didn’t do well this year.  

3/28/18

Learning how to heal

Dudu Grace Edward is a 45-year-old single mother from South Sudan. She had to flee her home and is now living in a refugee settlement in Uganda. In total, more than 1 million people have fled to Uganda from South Sudan. Eighty-five percent of them are women and children. In July 2017 the other ca

3/28/18

The sewing circle of Arua

Regina arrived at Rhino Camp, a settlement of South Sudanese refugees in northwest Uganda’s Arua district, in July 2016. She’d fled her home in South Sudan, with her five siblings and two of her children, the youngest only 2 months old.  

3/27/18

Menstrual cups make a difference for refugee women

Harriet, 25, lives in Impevi, a settlement for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. She arrived at Impevi in March 2017 with her husband, parents, and two small daughters, the youngest barely 3 months old at the time. The family had fled their home in South Sudan, walking for days to reach safety i

3/27/18

A refugee and role model

Oliver Taban is living as a refugee in Uganda for the second time. The 30-year-old South Sudanese grew up in Uganda before returning to what was then southern Sudan in 2004, only to flee again in 2016.  

2/27/18

Almost Half South Sudan’s Population in Need of Food Assistance

While humanitarian needs are exploding, aid flow has drastically decreased; 1 million people risk starvation

12/15/17

Four Years Into South Sudan Conflict, Hunger and Malnutrition Continue to Rise

JUBA (Dec. 15, 2017) – Four years after the beginning of the South Sudan conflict, the leading humanitarian organization CARE is deeply concerned by the risk of famine as rates of hunger and malnutrition continue to rise.

11/3/17

Escaping Violence in South Sudan, Women's Groups Offer Support

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2016, the number of people who have fled to safety in Uganda has exceeded one million.

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