South Sudan Emergency

Since December 2013, brutal conflict in South Sudan has claimed thousands of lives and driven well over a million of people from their homes.

While many remain displaced inside the country, more than one million have fled to neighbouring countries in a desperate bid to reach safety.

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Updated 6 February 2017

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