Africa

South Sudan: 'Attacks on civilians' reported as crisis grows

South Sudan's refugee crisis is the fastest-growing in the world and humanitarian organisations are warning it is worsening because more people are fleeing conflict.

Opinion

Is Uganda really a 'refugee paradise'?

The grim reality behind the euphoric coverage of Uganda's "exemplary" refugee policy.

Julie Schiltz

by Julie Schiltz
- Kristof Titeca

Julie Schiltz

Africa

South Sudan's orphans seek solace in martial arts

Some of South Sudan's orphans have turned to sport to foster a little positivity in their lives.

Middle East

Women used as bargaining chips in South Sudan customary courts

A strike by judges in South Sudan means more people are turning to customary courts to settle legal issues.

Middle East

South Sudan: Deep impact of war on children's mental health

A four-year civil war has taken a heavy toll on South Sudan's population, with more than a million children forced from their homes. And the trauma of conflict is having a devastating psychological impact on the country's youngest citizens.

War & Conflict

South Sudan's Wau: Fear and displacement one year on

'It is not a war against rebels, it is a war of looking who is from that tribe and they kill you.'

South Sudan's Wau: Fear and displacement one year on

Humanitarian crises

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical

The country no longer has areas in famine but almost two million people on the brink of starvation, report says.

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical

Opinion

The world has abandoned South Sudanese refugees

Despite receiving only limited funds from international organisations, Uganda has given a warm welcome to refugees.

Khairunissa Dhala

by Khairunissa Dhala

Khairunissa Dhala

South Sudan

Above a million disabled people at risk in South Sudan

HRW urges UN to assist disabled people, who are increasingly becoming vulnerable to violence in South Sudan’s civil war.

Above a million disabled people at risk in South Sudan

Africa

Botched vaccination kills 15 children in South Sudan

Health workers, 'neither qualified nor trained', blamed for using same syringe without sterilising it for the campaign.

Botched vaccination kills 15 children in South Sudan

Humanitarian crises

South Sudan soldiers face trial for rape and murder

Thirteen soldiers are accused of raping five foreign aid workers and killing their local colleague in July 2016 .

South Sudan soldiers face trial for rape and murder

Inside Story

Can famine in Africa be contained?

Millions are going hungry in several countries because of the worst drought in living memory.

Human Rights

UN: South Sudan forces have committed capital crimes

UN human rights investigators say pro-government SPLA fighters killed, raped and tortured civilians in the town of Yei.

UN: South Sudan forces have committed capital crimes

South Sudan

A day in the life of Juba's bicycle water vendors

With little access to safe water in South Sudan's capital, bike vendors play a crucial role by delivering it to people.

A day in the life of Juba's bicycle water vendors

Africa

UN appeals for $1.4bn in help for South Sudan refugees

Country has been locked in civil war since 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.