South Sudan Emergency

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Actualités concernant la South Sudan

Midwife Justine Mangwi was not able to save the newborn's mother. © UNFPA South Sudan
8 Novembre 2016 Conflict, poverty, poor health conditions a deadly mix for mothers in South Sudan
Insecurity, poverty and poor health care continue to be a deadly mix in South Sudan. Tragedy struck the hospital in the eastern town of Torit after health workers went on strike. During the chaos, Justine Mangwi, the...
Nyador Dagey with her newborn twins in a UNFPA-supported clinic in Bentiu. © UNFPA South Sudan/Michael Gatluak Tuok
4 Ooctobre 2016 After harrowing escape, South Sudan woman welcomes healthy twins
Nyador Dagey, 35, was three months pregnant and bleeding from a gunshot wound when she fled her village in Rubkona County, in South Sudan’s in Unity State, in March.

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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 #56 - 23 Jan-5 Feb 2015
The situation remains relatively calm countrywide, but unpredictable. Intermittent clashes and intercommunity fighting were reported in some parts of the country.
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #55 – 5-22 January 2015
The security situation in the country remained calm generally. However, intermittent clashes were reported in some parts of Unity and Upper Nile States. Efforts to reach political solution on the crisis continued by...
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #54 – 20 December 2014 - 4 January 2015
The country generally experienced an uneasy calm during the festive season but some areas had various types of disturbances. Intermittent fighting was reported in the hotspot States among armed groups, especially in...

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