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South Sudan Tragedy

D 22 décembre 2017     H 05:55     A     C 0 messages

Here are some facts about the conflict in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country :

  • About 4 million South Sudanese have been forced to flee their homes. Nearly 1.9 million are internally displaced and about 2.1 million have fled to neighbouring countries.
  • Up to 85 percent of internally displaced are women and children.
  • Nearly 5 million people are severely food insecure. Earlier this year, pockets of the country plunged briefly into famine.
  • The fighting has killed tens of thousands of people since it started in late 2013.
  • Only 22 percent of South Sudan health facilities are fully operational.
  • Some 900,000 children suffer from psychological distress and 2 million are out of school.
  • More than 19,000 children have been forcibly recruited by armed groups.
  • The cost of living in South Sudan has increased sharply, with inflation in the capital Juba reaching 183 percent year-on-year.
  • Some 28 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan this year. Nine were shot dead in November.

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