What is the situation in South Sudan today?

South Sudan remains in a serious humanitarian crisis. Some two-thirds of South Sudan’s population, 8.9 million people, are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance in 2022, an increase of 600,000 since 2021.

Is South Sudan poor?

South Sudan is expansive, largely rural, yet widely depopulated. Almost 83 percent of the population resides in rural areas. Poverty is endemic with at least 80 percent of the population defined as income-poor and living on n equivalent of less than US$1 per day.

Is there a civil war going on in Sudan?

Fighting broke out between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and SPLM-IO, igniting the civil war. Ugandan troops were deployed to fight alongside the South Sudanese government….South Sudanese Civil War.

Date 15 December 2013 – 22 February 2020 (6 years, 2 months, 1 week and 1 day)
Location South Sudan

What is South Sudan suffering from?

Deliberate starvation South Sudanese civilians are now facing severe food insecurity, starvation and famine. 1.25 million South Sudanese were facing starvation as of November 2017 with the UN warning of the possibility of yet another famine in 2018.

Where are South Sudan refugees going?

South Sudanese make up nearly half of the 920,000 refugees sheltering in Ethiopia. In the first five months of 2018, approximately 30,000 South Sudanese crossed the border into Ethiopia. More could join them if conflict continues, pushing vulnerable South Sudanese to the brink of famine.

What is the biggest problem in South Sudan?

Political conflict, compounded by economic woes and drought, has caused massive displacement, raging violence and dire food shortages. Over seven million people — about two thirds of the population — are in need of aid, including around 6.9 million people experiencing hunger.

Is South Sudan better than Sudan?

Sudan is known as the Republic of Sudan whereas South Sudan is referred to as ‘Southern Sudan’. Sudan is politically as well as culturally more stringent and strict when compared to liberal Southern Sudan. Sudan’s government has been in power since 1989, following a coup led by Omar El-Bashir; the current president.

Who is helping South Sudan?

The IRC has been one of the largest providers of aid in southern Sudan for over 30 years, offering emergency assistance throughout decades of war and supporting vulnerable populations in hard-to-reach areas.