South Sudan crisis
The man-made tragedy of years of conflcit has resulted in a famine being declared in parts of South Sudan - the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years.
Two years of extended fighting has forced thousands of people to seek refuge in Nyal and the islands surrounding it. Many must regularly walk long distances alone in search of aid and food. We are assisting them to access free and safe travel by training canoe operators and distributing vouchers for transport.
In January 2016, Oxfam worked with photographer Robert Fogarty on a unique project to amplify the voices of the people of South Sudan. A unique set of compelling portraits from South Sudanese men and women that tell stories of love, loss and renewed calls for peace for their war-torn nation.
Five years after the birth of South Sudan, Oxfam warned today that without commitment from all signatories to the country's 2015 peace agreement, the country will falter. According to Oxfa
South Sudan, 5 years after becoming independent, is facing an acute humanitarian crisis due to an ongoing conflict. Security, growth, freedom... Peace means different things across this vast country. Oxfam asked people across the country what peace means to them, hoping to show that the only way to address this crisis is to end the violence.
Decades-old tensions between local famers in Wau and pastoralists from neighboring areas ignited in late 2012, leaving thousands displaced. Many of those forced to flee are farmers who relied heavily on their land for income and from whom the people of Wau relied for food.