Tagged: South Sudan

Emergency Article
David de Dau. Photo: Stella Madete/Oxfam

When he was threatened at gunpoint two days after fighting broke out in South Sudan, David de Dau refused to play along. Instead, he has been using his privilege to save the lives of his neighbors.

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Mingkaman IDP camp, South Sudan. Photo: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/Oxfam

The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international community needs to step up efforts to help stop the conflict and saves lives with a massive injection of emergency aid.

Emergency Article
Ayak and Majak Chuol. Photo: Mackenzie Knowles Coursin/Oxfam

When fighting broke out in South Sudan, Ayak Chuol chose to stay with her elderly brother instead of fleeing to safety. And when push came to shove, they were saved by a brave young stranger.

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Oxfam staff safely withdrawn from Malakal violence, South Sudan. Photo: Oxfam

Today Oxfam withdraws four aid workers who have been trapped by fighting in Malakal while raising a further alarm over a lack of humanitarian access across the country.

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A busy area near Nyumanzi resettlement camp, Uganda. Photo: Dorah Ntunga/Oxfam

Fifty-five NGOs have been deeply alarmed at the scale of human suffering seen in the country in the past six weeks, and so welcome the recent signing in Addis Ababa of a cessation of hostilities agreement between the Government of South Sudan and the opposition forces.

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Fleeing the violence, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam

While yesterday’s ceasefire is a sign of political progress, efforts to support the more than 50,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda remain grossly under resourced, and host communities are being pushed to the breaking point.

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People arrive at dawn to Awerial, after fleeing Bor. Photo: Grace Cahill/Oxfam

Civilians fleeing from conflict in South Sudan are spiralling into debt and leaving behind important assets in their desperate search for safety.

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