South Sudan Emergency

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Noticias sobre South Sudan

Women attend a fistula repair camp in Aweil, South Sudan. The conflict has disrupted access to life-saving reproductive health care, including treatment for obstetric fistula. © UNFPA South Sudan
23 May 2017 Fistula, a preventable birth injury, afflicts the most vulnerable women and girls
Childbirth is supposed to be a joyous occasion. But for the most vulnerable women and girls, it can be anything but. Alexina Myambero Stimela knows this from experience.
Rose Akongo, 26, was in labour by the time she arrived at the border post. © UNFPA Uganda/Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi
28 April 2017 South Sudan clashes force pregnant women into the bush, over the border
Nine mothers stood in a single-file line, cuddling their newborn babies, in a refugee reception centre in northern Uganda. Visibly exhausted and anxious, each had a story to tell about being heavily pregnant, nearing...

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Exposición general

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 Monthly Humanitarian Update
The security and political situation remains tense, with sporadic fighting between armed groups and killings of civilians and aid workers in various states.
South Sudan Humanitarian Update - August 2016
The resurgence of violence in July and August resulted in increased inflow of civilians into Protection of Civilian (POC) sites, particularly in Juba and Wau. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (...
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...

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