A power crisis, which began in December 2013, has become a nation-wide conflict, killing thousands of people and displaced millions more in South Sudan. Oxfam is responding to immediate humanitarian needs as well as long term recovery.
This study seeks to understand the strengths and challenges of working with national and local nongovernmental organisations in South Sudan’s conflict-driven emergency, and reviews how the broader humanitarian system facilitates or prevents their involvement.
The return of South Sudan’s opposition leader, Riek Machar, to Juba is a positive step towards the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity that could bring an end to the country's dire humanitarian crisis.
The conflict has displaced millions of people, many of whom now have no access to food, water or livelihoods. Oxfam are providing live saving support.
On the second anniverary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan, civilians are paying the price of the warring parties’ failure to implement the peace agreement signed in August. Two years on, out of 32 key requirements that should have already been implemented as part of the deal only three have been fully accomplished. Fighting continues despite the ceasefire, with civilians being targeted and new battle lines being drawn in less affected areas.
As the South pushes along the long road to real and lasting peace and reconciliation, many South Sudanese are rebuilding their agricultural capacity in order to rebuild their lives.
Juliana Akwero moved to Juba with her husband and two children in June this year to find a new threat. A cholera outbreak was just beginning, this is how toilets and basic sanitation are helping the community to save lives by preventing future outbreaks.
According to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, released today, four million people in South Sudan are severely hungry. This is twice as many as last year. The number of displaced people relying on crops and the increasingly unpredictable are worsening food insecurity across the country.
Oxfam responds to the latest food security analysis for South Sudan, saying it has grave concerns for the estimated 30,000 people experiencing extreme and dangerous hunger levels in war ravaged Unity state, where despite the peace deal fighting continues to cut people off from aid.
Elena came to own her own restaurant after joining an Oxfam women's support group in 2011. She did well for several months but is now struggling due to inflation, despite this she remains hopeful of sucess and of rebuilding Rumbek.