Conflict in South Sudan

South Sudan: Humanitarian Crisis

In 2015, the European Commission and Oxfam joined together with one clear aim: to tell the stories of refugees and make millions of the world's refugees visible. This video highlights the situation now faced by internally displaced people in South Sudan.

In July 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest country, gaining independence from northern Sudan after decades of war. For many, independence was a symbol of a promising future characterised by resolved political grievances, peace and overall development.

However, South Sudan did not have the chance to grow. A conflict erupted in Juba in mid-December 2013 that quickly became a national, political and ethnic crisis.

Since then, about 1.5 million people have been internally displaced and  760,000 people have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. After the crisis broke out, many families were displaced from their homes and left without food, income, or any means to acquire them. millions of people, many of whom now have no access to food, water or livelihoods.

We are supporting nearly 700,000 people with humanitarian assistance including clean water, hygiene facilities, food, fuel and income support.

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