Middle East

South Sudan amputees: Lack of healthcare spurs infections

Lack of healthcare in a country devastated by civil war has left many with untreated injuries, leading some to develop serious infections that require amputations.

South Sudan

Relying on aid creates 'dependency syndrome'

While supportive of the aid response, South Sudan's government worries that it is crippling the nation.

Relying on aid creates 'dependency syndrome'

South Sudan

South Sudan 'close to another famine'

Nearly two-thirds of the country's population need food aid to stave off starvation, government and UN officials say.

South Sudan close to another famine: Aid groups

South Sudan

UN report: South Sudan destruction 'defies description'

More than 40 South Sudanese officials may be guilty of crimes against humanity, the UN says.

South Sudan officials may be guilty of war crimes: UN report


Recruitment of child soldiers still rising in South Sudan

No end to forced mobilisation as civil war enters fifth year, having killed thousands and displaced millions in African country.


More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

The United Nations in South Sudan says 311 child soldiers have been released from armed groups in the war-torn country.

South Sudan: More than 300 child soldiers released


South Sudan: war deprives children of education

The civil war has seen much of the population displaced, depriving 1.8 million children of school-going age of education.

South Sudan

250,000 starving children 'facing death' in S Sudan

More than 250,000 children in war-torn South Sudan could die by July because of starvation, an UN official has warned.

War-hit children in S Sudan 'at risk of imminent death'

South Sudan

South Sudan archivists fear loss of historical texts

With efforts to get national archives off the ground stalled, conflict not only threatens people but also historical heritage.


Sudan Refugees: Tension Rising with South Sudanese

In South Sudan, life is becoming increasingly tough for refugees from the north. The refugees, who fled their homes in the north of Sudan to escape the civil war, are having to share limited resources with South Sudanese.

South Sudan

South Sudan's warring sides allege truce breaches

Just hours after ceasefire came into effect, rebels and government forces accuse one another of ceasefire violations.

South Sudan: Army and rebels allege truce breaches

South Sudan

South Sudan leaders sign ceasefire agreement

Announcement of Addis Ababa deal is small comfort to South Sudanese civilians displaced by fighting and living in Kenya.


IGAD holds fresh South Sudan peace talks in Ethiopia

The talks hope to revive and revise peace deal signed in 2015, but South Sudan has been at war for much of its existence, with nearly a quarter of its population displaced.


One last push to end South Sudan's deadly civil war

Renewed negotiations, guided by the people of South Sudan, can bring genuine and long-lasting peace to the country.

Winnie Byanyima

by Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima

South Sudan

South Sudan: Widows of war turn to beauty salon for survival

They are among the thousands who are the sole breadwinners, after their husbands were killed during the country's devastating four-year conflict.