Camps sheltering more than 100,000 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan’s Maban county are ticking timebombs, on the brink of a major outbreak of disease.
Tens of thousands of lives at risk with money for vital services set to run out in 2-3 months
One year after South Sudan’s independence on July 9, the young country is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the war in 2005, under the weight of severe economic meltdown and ongoing conflict. Long-term and emergency efforts to help nearly half the population, who don’t have enough to eat, could be derailed by an economy out of control.
Nearly 30,000 refugees from the conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile region have arrived in Jamam, a village in the remote Upper Nile state of South Sudan, since the start of 2012. Our team in South Sudan is providing clean water, public health and sanitation in and around the new camp.
On-going conflicts continue to affect thousands of people in both Sudan and South Sudan. We are providing support to vulnerable refugees who continue to arrive from Sudan to South Sudan. In addition to emergency relief, we're providing long-term development aid across the south.