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South Sudan

South Sudan

NPA has been working in South Sudan since 1986, involved in both humanitarian relief and more long-term programmes. The humanitarian effort increased throughout the 1990s as the civil war between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the Khartoum regime left the civil population in the south in dire need. NPA also declared political support of SPLM’s fight for liberation at an early stage.

After the 2005 peace agreement, NPA continued its programmes in South Sudan, including work with agricultural development, health, food security, humanitarian disarmament and capacity building in SPLM. When a new civil war broke out in 2013 between rival SPLM factions, emergency relief once again came into focus although the long-term development programmes were continued where this was possible. Continued support of civil society partners has also been important, ensuring that their voices are heard in the work to bring peace to South Sudan once more.

Due to the security situation in the country, NPA are currently not operational in mine action in South Sudan. 

Development cooperation in South Sudan

Years of conflict, violence, displacement and compromised livelihoods have led to more than 7 million South Sudanese – about two thirds of the population – being dependent on humanitarian aid and protection.

Humanitarian Disarmament in South Sudan

Due to the security situation in the country, NPA are currently not operational in mine action in South Sudan.

Facts

South Sudan became the world's youngest state on July 9th 2011 after more than 40 years of civil war against the regime in Khartoum.

The civil war displaced 4 million people and killed around 2 million people.

Internal conflicts between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former vice president Riek Machar broke out in mid-December 2013. The conflict quickly spread to other parts of the country and displaced hundreds of thousands civilians once again.