South Sudan Emergency

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Actualités concernant la 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 Mai 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 Avril 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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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 #59 - 31 March 2015
The security situation is relatively calm during the reporting period. However, heavy shelling and fighting were reported around Bentiu, Unity State. Also inter-communal tensions in Lakes State have left many dead....
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #58 - 19 Feb - 5 March 2015
The security situation although unpredictable and fluid remained calm countrywide. However, incidences of cattle raiding and ambushes on roads have been re-ported in some States and 89 children were abducted in Wau...
South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #57 - 5-19 Feb 2015
The security situation while generally calm remained tense and highly fragile in some parts of the country. Humanitarian needs remain high in PoCs and IDP camp sites. Partners continued prepositioning commodities in...

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