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