In the aftermath of South Sudan's secession from Sudan, both countries face conflict, instability, economic uncertainty, and deepening humanitarian crises. From Darfur to South Kordofan to the refugee camps of South Sudan, Oxfam is calling for peace and working to ease the suffering.
Last udpated February 2013
Sudan and the newly formed nation of South Sudan share a troubled history. When they comprised a single country, it was characterized by conflict: in the course of a twenty-year civil war, two million people lost their lives.
The peace agreement signed by the government of Sudan and the SPLA/M rebels of the south in 2005 brought about an end to the war and paved the way for the peaceful secession of South Sudan on July 9, 2011. But conflict continues: disputes between Sudan and South Sudan over territory and resources have devolved into violence on the border and a halt to the flow of oil, which was the chief source of revenue for both countries.
Meanwhile, conflict between Sudan’s government and rebel groups has resulted in massive civilian death and displacement. Oxfam is working to assist people who have been forced to flee their homes in Darfur, South Kordofan, and the Jamam refugee camps of South Sudan. Our goals: meet the emergency needs of the most vulnerable people while contributing to long-term development.
Read a summary of Oxfam’s work in response to these emergencies.