South Sudan

South Sudan

A woman cooking outside her home in South Sudan

Poor rains, fighting and failing crops, the state of food security in South Sudan

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. 

A business woman laughs at work in her restaurant in Rumbek, South Sudan

Small business owners working against the odds to help rebuild South Sudan

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 as inflation threatens small business owners accross South Sudan, but despite this Elena remains hopeful of sucess and of  helping to rebuild Rumbek.


South Sudan deal just start of long road to peace

The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies CARE, IRC, Oxfam and World Vision say it is only the beginning of a long, hard journey towards peace and reconciliation.

Florence Namaru keeps her hope alive for South Sudan. Photo credit: Stella Madete/ Oxfam

Why be a humanitarian? Aid workers in South Sudan explain

Are you a humanitarian? Humanitarian Aid Workers come from all places and all walks of life. For the occasion of World Humanitarian Day 2015 we talked to some of the Humanitarian Aid Workers in South Sudan about what makes them humanitarians and what drives them to help others.


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