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Conflict in South Sudan

Conflict in South Sudan

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Conflict continues to plague South Sudan where a third of the population is severely hungry. While calling for the fighting to stop and a peace agreement to be respected, Oxfam has been providing families with clean water and sanitation services as well as helping them improve their access to food and income.

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Updated July 2016

Fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December 2013 has forced more than 2.4 million people from their homes, making it impossible for many people to work in their fields. A third of the population is now severely hungry and more than one million people are acutely malnourished.

Despite the signing of a peace agreement in August 2015, tens of thousands of people are also newly displaced due to continued insecurity in parts of the country, especially Unity State, and new fighting in previously calm areas, such as Western Equatoria and Western Bahr el Ghazal states.

Since the conflict first broke out, Oxfam has helped nearly 860,000 people with emergency services that have included the distribution of food, the provision of clean water, and hygiene promotion. We have also been assisting South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia seeking security and Uganda.

Working with our local partners, we have helped 350,000 people with a variety of projects aimed at improving agriculture, building peace, and fostering reconciliation and good governance.

And our work goes beyond providing direct aid: Oxfam has been advocating for an end to the violence and for a global surge in the aid effort to avert catastrophic levels of hunger and suffering.

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