On 15 December 2013 intense fighting broke out across South Sudan and the humanitarian situation rapidly rose to ‘Level 3’ emergency status. This latest resuscitation of civil war has left a reported 744,000 people displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance.
South Sudan is a complex and challenging country to operate within. The world’s newest country, with a geographical area roughly the same size as France, South Sudan has a fundamental lack of logistics infrastructure that presents constant challenges to humanitarian operations. The six-month rainy season further exacerbates the humanitarian community’s ability to reach those in need; with the majority of roads washed out, key locations are rendered inaccessible. The recent conflict has... READ MORE