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Conflict in South Sudan

In 2011, South Sudan become the world's newest country, after an historic vote for independence. Today, the country is struggling with a series of conflicts that have displaced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

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World Vision staff help hand out supplies to people displaced by the latest wave of violence in South Sudan. PHOTO: World Vision/Jeremiah Young
Jul 28, 2016

Suffering will worsen across South Sudan without adequate humanitarian support, warns World Vision

World Vision releases policy brief detailing concerns over worsening food security, malnutrition rates in South Sudan.

NAIROBI (June 20, 2016) -- As the world marks World Refugee Day, major global events are set to tax already-stretched-thin humanitarian resources, and this could lead to especially harmful impacts on children, warns World Vision. The closure of the world’s largest refugee camp, an ever-worsening crisis in Syria, and ongoing conflicts like South Sudan mean the number of displaced people around the world is likely to increase. This would add even more pressure on structures for humanitarian response, which a
Jun 17, 2016

Closure of world’s largest refugee camp will intensify displacement and create uncertain future for children, warns World Vision

    Other current events including Syria Crisis, ongoing South Sudan conflict could compound already challenging situation

Oct 26, 2015

World Vision reaches people in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan

A new Integrated Food Security Report (IPC) report finds that South Sudan is balancing on the edge of another food crisis. 

A former child soldier rests in World Vision's Children of War Rehabilitation Center in Gulu, Uganda.
Oct 1, 2015

Obama Administration continues to waiver on U.S. commitment to ending use of child soldiers

The Obama Administration waivers on U.S.' commitment to ending the use of child soldiers as the White House releases a new list of countries who will continue receiving U.S. military assistance.

Children in South Sudan near a World Vision project. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Aug 27, 2015

South Sudan deal is just the start of a 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 in South Sudan.

World Vision began resuming limited operations in Upper Nile, South Sudan after suspending programs last month due to violence.
Jun 15, 2015

World Vision resumes limited operations in Upper Nile after violence, looting shut down programs

World Vision began resuming limited operations in Upper Nile, South Sudan after suspending programs last month due to violence. 

The violence in South Sudan's Unity State has left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands displaced, of these are thousands of children afflicted by the violence. At the Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp, an estimated 5,000 children had arrived by mid-January. PHOTO: World Vision / Lucy Murunga
May 11, 2015

More than 10,000 children face malnutrition as aid agencies forced to withdraw staff in South Sudan

World Vision has been forced to stop its life-saving interventions, including nutrition programs for children and distribution of blankets, sleeping mats, hygiene products, shelter materials, and mosquito nets, because of ongoing violence in South Sudan's Unity State.

A World Vision staff member listens to children during a focus group in South Sudan. PHOTO: Melany Markham / World Vision
Jan 29, 2015

Release of former child soldiers in South Sudan is just the beginning, says World Vision

Former child soldiers, like the 3,000 to be released in South Sudan, have a long way to go in their recovery. Supporting them at every stage will be vital, says World Vision child protection experts.

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