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Though Sudan is rich in oil and mineral resources, over two decades of war and local conflicts have brought a devastating humanitarian crisis to the region of southern Sudan. The conflict between Sudan's Muslim north and mainly Christian south was — until officially ended in January 2005 — Africa's longest running civil war.
A 2005 peace agreement has brought some desperately needed hope for the people of southern Sudan, and led to the establishment of the Autonomous Interim Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS). Then, on January 9, 2011, the south voted for full independence from Sudan after six years of home rule.
However, peace still remains fragile due to persistent tribal conflicts over pasture, water and other local resources in greater Upper Nile and greater Bahr El Gazal regions of South Sudan.
World Vision has programming in both the northern and southern regions of Sudan.
|Enthusiastic voters queue at Dr. John Garang mausoleum polling centre in Juba, South Sudan. Nearly 4 million Sudanese voted.||A war-wounded Southern Sudanese man casts his vote at Juba University polling centre in South Sudan capital, Juba on January 9, 2011. |
|World Vision provides nutrition to children under five years of age, lactating mothers and pregnant women to improve their health.||World Vision Child Friendly Spaces in Darfur provide a safe environment where children of displaced families can learn and play.|
|Many women have been arriving alone to IDP camps, saying that their husbands have been killed.||Refugees waiting for food assistance after fleeing their homes to escape persistent LRA attacks.|
|07/07/2011||Children voice hopes for future of South Sudan|
|06/09/2011||World Vision hopes for peaceful transition in Sudan|
|01/26/2011||With Sudan referendum voting complete, international focus must be maintained|
|01/10/2011||World Vision calls for increased focus on children as South Sudan referendum proceeds|
|01/06/2011||Sudan's post-referendum needs|