South Sudan Emergency

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Noticias sobre South Sudan

A mother and baby in Bentiu, South Sudan, in 2015. When violence erupted days before the fifth anniversary of South Sudan's independence, heroic midwives stood their ground to save lives. © UNFPA/Amadou Baraze Elh Nakaka
26 July 2016 Stay and deliver: Saving lives under gunfire in Juba
Ferocious violence erupted in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, killing or wounding hundreds and displacing tens of thousands. Yet amid the bloodshed, heroes emerged, like midwife Aber Evaline, who stood her ground to...
South Sudanese refugee girls play ball in the Ayilo Refugee Settlement of northern Uganda. © UNFPA/Eveyln Kiapi
11 January 2016 Young South Sudanese actors and athletes take on violence, HIV
The carnage Mike Marchar witnessed has stayed with him. But there is one thing that takes his mind off those horrors: football.

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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 #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.
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #46 – 26 October-01 November 2014
In Juba, a man was shot dead just outside the main gate of UN House. Thefts, carjacking and intertribal conflict all continue.
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #45 – 18-26 October 2014
Violence and theft continue to escalate inside the PoCs. Fighting during food distribution is also becoming increasingly common.

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