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Conflict in South Sudan

In 2011, South Sudan become the world's newest country, after an historic vote for independence. Today, the country is struggling with a series of conflicts that have displaced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

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World Vision International President Kevin Jenkins visits with Veronica, a mother of five, and her youngest child, Joseph Kyanowok. PHOTO: Nigel Marsh / World Vision
Oct 15, 2014

South Sudan escapes official famine, but even without a name hunger still kills

South Sudan’s food insecurity crisis hasn’t worsened to the point of famine, but the threat still looms large with meager crops potentially only delaying life-threatening hunger.

Refugees collect water in Malakal, South Sudan. PHOTO: Abraham Nhial Wei / World Vision
Oct 14, 2014

From crisis to catastrophe: South Sudan’s man-made crisis – and how the world must act now to prevent catastrophe in 2015

A group of leading aid agencies, including World Vision, warned today that parts of South Sudan — already the world’s worse food crisis — could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.

Refugees in South Sudan take shelter at the UN compound, after violence has driven them from home. PHOTO: James East / World Vision
Jul 8, 2014

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of excess of $92 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children
Jun 17, 2014

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children

Conflict in South Sudan has created a hunger crisis, leaving one-third of the population in need of immediate aid. Children are most at risk for malnutrition, and they’re also susceptible to armed recruitment and disease. Read our FAQs to learn more.

Women and children queueing for water at UN base in Malakal where 20,000 people fled during violence outbreak. PHOTO: Nadene Robertson/World Vision
May 19, 2014

Critical gains at risk; children’s lives at stake in South Sudan, new report says

As the conflict in South Sudan rages on, several years of critical gains are at stake for the world’s newest country, and children’s lives hang in the balance, a new report warns today. 

Video: South Sudanese children witness violence that no child should have to see
May 1, 2014

Video: South Sudanese children witness violence that no child should have to see

As violence has escalated in South Sudan, more and more children are witnesses or victims of attacks. In the United Nations base in Malakal, where World Vision is providing relief services, children recount their losses and their worries for the future.

In Malakal, South Sudan, towns have been destroyed and many families have been forced to flee from the violence into United Nations shelters. PHOTO: Nadene Robertson / World Vision
Apr 29, 2014

NGOs condemn attacks on civilians in South Sudan and emphasize a need for urgent humanitarian assistance

Non‐governmental organizations express deep concern at the serious escalation in violence in South Sudan, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and is exacerbating an already profound humanitarian crisis.

A World Vision volunteer and his family in the UN compound in Malakal, South Sudan, after narrowly escaping gun attacks. PHOTO: Michael Arunga / World Vision
Apr 16, 2014

World Vision fears no safe place for children as fighting breaks out in new areas of South Sudan

Renewed fighting has broken out in several cities in South Sudan, including the border town of Renk where many internally displace people relocated due to the stability in the area, reports World Vision.

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