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News on South Sudan

Refugee woman and child in South Sudan's Upper Nile State
15 December 2014 Strengthening support for the war-weary women of South Sudan
JUBA/NEW YORK – No reliable figures chart the current suffering of women and girls in South Sudan, but one can reliably say that the new country is one of the worst places on earth for their health and well-being. UNFPA...
3 November 2014 Fistula campaign in South Sudan seeks lasting solutions
WAU, South Sudan – It seemed like the cards were stacked against Regina Awol Deng. She was forced to leave school when she was 7 years old, and to marry when she was a just teenager. She found herself pregnant at 17....

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Overview

In December 2013, violence broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, and spread rapidly across the country.
Even before the crisis, the country had one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. The conflict has further deteriorated the health system, leaving many pregnant women without access to basic care.

UNFPA and partners are providing life-saving reproductive health services to populations affected by the crisis, and are working to establish mechanisms to prevent and address gender-based violence.

For most up to date information, please see Situation Reports.

Situation reports and resources

South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #52 – 06-13 December 2014
The situation is tense country wide as the one year anniversary of the conflict approaches. Monday December 15 marks one year since fighting broke out in Juba. Security measures have been taken to control crowds in the...
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #51 – 30 November-06 December 2014
The situation remains unpredictable but there was no fighting during the reporting period. Intertribal tensions continue to exist in Malakal, however UNFPA continues to provide front line staff. Midwives will be...
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #50 – 22-28 November 2014
The reporting period has been relatively calm though the situation remains unpredictable, especially in the Juba PoCs, Malakal and Bentiu. Working in the camps is becoming increasingly tense for humanitarian actors....

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