South Sudan

A girl seated outside her home in Nyal, South Sudan. Andreea Campeanu/Oxfam
Recent research by Oxfam has found that the rate of child marriage in Nyal–an area that has bordered some of the most brutal fighting in South Sudan’s five -year conflict–is among some of the highest globally.
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...
Make peace, not war. Robert Fogarty/Oxfam
Five years on since the start of the conflict, the ones who have lost so much – South Sudanese refugees – are the ones laying the groundwork for peace.
 Tahrir, 25, a mother of 4 children, holds her baby in Padding, in Jonglei, South Sudan. Albert González Farran/Oxfam
There is fear that this peace is only ink on paper, and only for a small clique of elites. Ordinary people must be more engaged if they are to trust that this agreement finally means lasting peace.
Mary stands outside her house in Mangaten IDP camp in Juba, South Sudan. Robert Fogarty/Oxfam
Mary, from Marlei, fled Malakal to Mangaten camp in Juba when war broke out. She now takes care of 7 children in the camp, without the support of her husband who stayed behind. She complains that life in the site is difficult, and there is a general lack of food supplies. She wants to return home...
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