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News on South Sudan

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....
30 July 2014 In South Sudan, opposition to family planning exacerbates reproductive health needs
WAU, South Sudan – The need for reproductive health care remains overwhelming in South Sudan. The country has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world, and health conditions are deteriorating under the...

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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 #49 – 17 - 22 November 2014
Conditions in the PoCs grow increasingly challenging for staff and partners. Tensions continue to simmer in the camps in Juba with reports of civil disorder amongst the IDPs.
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #48 – 07 -13 November 2014
The situation remains tense country wide. Conflict has broken out in three states Upper Nile, Lakes and Jonglei just days after Kiir and Machar agreed to unconditional peace, and insecurity including thefts, carjackings...
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #47 – 01 -07 November 2014
In Juba, the situation in the PoCs continue to be volatile, as intertribal clashes within communities continue, as well as hostility towards humanitarian actors.

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