South Sudan

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Oxfam staff distributing water treatment kits in Juba, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran / Oxfam
By Loice Kiden I became a refugee at the age of seven. I remember crouching in the dark and hearing the sound of gunfire and bombs. All of a sudden, everything had changed: I had no choice but to flee my home in Lainya, South Sudan and walk barefoot for seven days. I winced as I saw traces of blood...
Oxfam staff distributing food to vulnerable families in Jonglei. Bruno Bierrenbach Feder/Oxfam
Almost five years of deadly war has left more people in more parts of South Sudan suffering catastrophic levels of hunger.
A woman carries a sack of food airdropped by the World Food Programme (WFP) and distributed by Oxfam in Padding, Jonglei, South Sudan. Albert González Farran/Oxfam
Entering its fourth year of brutal war, South Sudan is yet again at a critical point in its young life - more South Sudanese are hungrier than ever before. Whilst famine has not been declared, 6.3 million people, almost half the country, are struggling to get enough to eat and are dependent on...

South Sudan

Following decades of fighting, South Sudan gained independence in 2011, but hopes of a peaceful future were dashed when fighting broke out in Juba in December 2013. For the past five years, the conflict has spread across the country leading to immense loss of life and property.

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