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News on South Sudan

Irene Ayo, 20, is a peer educator in the South Sudanese refugee settlement where she lives. She teaches other young refugees about the benefits of family planning. © UNFPA/Eveyln Kiapi
28 July 2015 Family planning helps refugees put their families, futures first
Casting convention to the wind, two brave South Sudanese refugees are speaking frankly about their decision to use family planning. After surviving conflict and enduring a perilous journey to Uganda, they are unwilling...
Midwife Chris Kwikiriza gives a dignity kit, containing hygiene supplies, to a mother and her newborn at Biira Health Centre, near the Boroli refugee settlement. Despite widespread reluctance to use health facilities and male midwives, Mr. Kwikirize has become one of the most trusted midwives in the area. © UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi
17 June 2015 Male midwife champions safe motherhood for South Sudan refugees
Twenty-five-year-old Chris Kwikiriza has beat the odds. A midwife in the Boroli refugee settlement, in Uganda’s Adjumani District, he is helping pregnant women overcome their fears of giving birth in a health facility...

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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 the most up-to-date information, please see Situation Reports.

Situation reports and resources

South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #63 - 01-15 July 2015
The security situation remains tense countrywide. Intermittent clashes were reported in some states early this month, coupled with intercommunal fighting, mainly due to cattle rustling. These incidents continue to...
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #62 - 19 June 2015
The security situation within the country has been very volatile and unpredictable the past weeks. The spread of conflict caused massive displacement of population and disrupted humanitarian aid deliveries as aid...
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #61 - 22 May 2015
Recent eruption in renewed fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states has continued to displace hundreds of thousands, majority of them women, girls and children seeking shelter at UNMISS POC camps. More than 650,000...

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