South Sudan Emergency

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Noticias sobre South Sudan

(Right to left) UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed meet with one-stop centre staff. © UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
4 Julio 2018 One-stop care centre helps women amid South Sudan’s epidemic of violence
Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan, but survivor services are often difficult to reach. “Women should get everything they need in one place,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.
Nyomon Lilian attends to a mother and her newborn at the Juba Teaching Hospital. © UNFPA South Sudan
9 Febrero 2018 Displaced by crisis, South Sudan midwifery students focus on saving mothers
Nyomon Lilian will never forget the day she decided to become a midwife. A few years ago, in her hometown of Kajo Keji, in South Sudan’s Equatoria region, she watched as her neighbour bled out after giving birth.

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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 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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