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On the third anniversary of South Sudanís independence the countryís humanitarian crisis is spiraling out of control.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2014 09:50
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On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the country’s humanitarian situation is in dire straits, Oxfam has reported. 

"The world’s attention is elsewhere as Africa’s worst humanitarian catastrophe descends into more misery," the organisation’s chief executive, Mark Goldring, said in a released statement. 

Embroiled in one of Africa’s worst crises, approximately a third of the country’s population of 4 million is at risk of hunger ,with aid reaching only half of those in need.

The UN has warned that if the aid effort does not increase, 50,000 children could die from malnutrition.

Since the current crisis began in December 2013, fighting has forced 1.5 million people from their homes and numbers continue to rise. 


/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Thousands have been killed during the escalated conflict in the world's youngest country, and another 4 million are at risk of severe malnutrition.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

The risk of famine and cholera is rising as the number of people requiring help is steadily increasing, but the money to enable agencies to provide aid has been dwindling.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

"More than six months into this crisis, the aid effort is stumbling and will not cope without a timely injection of funds," said Mark Goldring Oxfam's chief executive.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Destruction, looting, and occupation of health facilities have impeded health services and many facilities lack essential supplies. There have been rising levels of cholera, measles, and Hepatitus E.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Thousands trek to the UN camp in Bentiu, Unity State, but due to a lack of food, approximately 100 children died in the camp over a six week period.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Women's health has also been a dire issue. Alarmingly, maternal mortality in the country is the highest in the world - 2,054 per 100,000 births.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

According to the United Nations, approximately 24,000 women are at risk of rape or sexual violence, though the number is likely higher.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

The growing conflict has also seen an ongoing influx of child soldiers - currently more than 9,000 young persons are fighting in the war-torn country.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Many internally displaced people wait for their official registration to come through so they can collect building materials to construct new homes in the camp.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

"This is a not a crisis caused by drought or flood. It is a political crisis turned violent. The people of South Sudan can only put their lives back together once the fighting ends," said Goldring.



/Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Since the current crisis began in December 2013, fighting has forced 1.5 million people from their homes and the numbers continue to rise.




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"More than six months into this crisis, the aid effort is stumbling and will not cope without a timely injection of funds," said Mark Goldring Oxfam(***)s chief executive.

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Destruction, looting, and occupation of health facilities have impeded health services and many facilities lack essential supplies. There have been rising levels of cholera, measles, and Hepatitus E.

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Thousands trek to the UN camp in Bentiu, Unity State, but due to a lack of food, approximately 100 children died in the camp over a six week period.

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Women(***)s health has also been a dire issue. Alarmingly, maternal mortality in the country is the highest in the world - 2,054 per 100,000 births.

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According to the United Nations, approximately 24,000 women are at risk of rape or sexual violence, though the number is likely higher.

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The growing conflict has also seen an ongoing influx of child soldiers - currently more than 9,000 young persons are fighting in the war-torn country.

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Many internally displaced people wait for their official registration to come through so they can collect building materials to construct new homes in the camp.

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"This is a not a crisis caused by drought or flood. It is a political crisis turned violent. The people of South Sudan can only put their lives back together once the fighting ends," said Goldring.

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Since the current crisis began in December 2013, fighting has forced 1.5 million people from their homes and the numbers continue to rise.

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Thousands have been killed during escalated conflict in the world's youngest country, and another 4 million are at risk of severe malnutrition.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/36a34b5940cc099557cef1ab06654d18Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Thousands have been killed during escalated conflict in the world's youngest country, and another 4 million are at risk of severe malnutrition.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/4fc7bdda2e0823fc191a594f74cda983

The risk of famine and cholera is rising as the number of people requiring help is steadily increasing, but the money to enable agencies to provide aid has been dwindling.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/4fc7bdda2e0823fc191a594f74cda983Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

The risk of famine and cholera is rising as the number of people requiring help is steadily increasing, but the money to enable agencies to provide aid has been dwindling.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/912100348b5439a16fa25fc4ea113221

More than six months into this crisis the aid effort is stumbling and will not cope without a timely injection of funds, said Mark Goldring Oxfam's Chief Executive.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/912100348b5439a16fa25fc4ea113221Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

More than six months into this crisis the aid effort is stumbling and will not cope without a timely injection of funds, said Mark Goldring Oxfam's Chief Executive.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/06e37ee9963e7455a2200e051ceface5

Destruction, looting and occupation of health facilities have impeded health services and many facilities lack essential supplies.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/06e37ee9963e7455a2200e051ceface5Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Destruction, looting and occupation of health facilities have impeded health services and many facilities lack essential supplies.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/a94ea0ee310386d9d20ab3973ed01c22

Thousands trek to the UN camp in Bentiu, Unity State, but due to a lack of food approximately 100 children have died in the camp over a six week period.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/a94ea0ee310386d9d20ab3973ed01c22Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Thousands trek to the UN camp in Bentiu, Unity State, but due to a lack of food approximately 100 children have died in the camp over a six week period.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/e6e16d09e65c43d1c0ee588ee8246d17

Women's health has also been a dire issue. Alarmingly, maternal mortality in the country is the highest in the world, with 2,054 per 100,000 births.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/e6e16d09e65c43d1c0ee588ee8246d17Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Women's health has also been a dire issue. Alarmingly, maternal mortality in the country is the highest in the world, with 2,054 per 100,000 births.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/d3911b8083d8d86e5bc0b23f72a7d3b9

According to the United Nations approximately 24,000 women are at risk of rape or sexual violence, though the number is likely higher.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/d3911b8083d8d86e5bc0b23f72a7d3b9Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

According to the United Nations approximately 24,000 women are at risk of rape or sexual violence, though the number is likely higher.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/72734be16fccbe6e68cd44f17ed13bbe

The growing conflict has also seen ongoing influx of child soldiers, currently more than 9,000 young persons are fighting in the war torn country.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/72734be16fccbe6e68cd44f17ed13bbeKieran Doherty/Oxfam

The growing conflict has also seen ongoing influx of child soldiers, currently more than 9,000 young persons are fighting in the war torn country.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/426774490e9a723429abbad8d7dcc623

Many IDP's (Internally Displaced People) wait for their official registration to come through so they can collect building materials to construct new homes on the camp.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/426774490e9a723429abbad8d7dcc623Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Many IDP's (Internally Displaced People) wait for their official registration to come through so they can collect building materials to construct new homes on the camp.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/dad0cf74a094f303bdeec8bbbc03022c

This is a not a crisis caused by drought or flood. It is a political crisis turned violent. The people of South Sudan can only put their lives back together once the fighting end said Mark Goldring.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/dad0cf74a094f303bdeec8bbbc03022cKieran Doherty/Oxfam

This is a not a crisis caused by drought or flood. It is a political crisis turned violent. The people of South Sudan can only put their lives back together once the fighting end said Mark Goldring.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/f65cbd58c50a74e2a12b38d7ae4dd091

Since the current crisis began in December last year fighting has forced 1.5 million people from their homes and numbers continuing to rise.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/South_Sudan_humanitarian_crisis/slideshow/no-caption/f65cbd58c50a74e2a12b38d7ae4dd091Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Since the current crisis began in December last year fighting has forced 1.5 million people from their homes and numbers continuing to rise.



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