Crisis in South Sudan - Updates

14 February 2013
Tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the largest displacement in Darfur in recent years face a severe shortage of clean water and sanitation services, Oxfam warned today.
15 May 2012
Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate already dire conditions in refugee camps, restrict travel and access, and heighten the risk of disease, a group of leading humanitarian agencies warned today.
A family cooks a meager meal of “Garasa”, Jamam camp, Sudan. Photo:Alun McDonald
15 March 2012
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.
Malkan al Sagi holding Will Juma's suitcase, Jamam camp, South Sudan.
9 January 2012
Six months since South Sudan’s independence, the world’s newest nation is struggling to cope with a major refugee crisis and massive internal displacement, international agency Oxfam said today.
6 September 2011
A coalition of 38 aid agencies today (6 September 2011) called on donors not to squander the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. The call came as new violence in Jonglei state increased emergency needs.
24 May 2011
South Sudan is facing its most violent year since the end of the civil war in 2005, international agency Oxfam warned today, and it urged the UN Security Council, as it visits the region, to ensure that civilians are better protected.
7 March 2011
Oxfam and local Sudanese partners are providing support, including water, sanitation and hygiene supplies, to nearly 250,000 people living in camps for internally displaced people in Darfur.
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7 January 2011
Southern Sudan will face enormous challenges and will need long-term support from the rest of the world regardless of the outcome of this week’s referendum. The vote could create the world’s newest country, which would also be home to some of the world’s poorest people.
Over half of the people do not have access to clean drinking water.
6 October 2010
The UN Security Council’s visit to Sudan must focus on helping to resolve key outstanding issues and protect civilians from harm ahead of the referendum on southern independence, international agency Oxfam said today.