Following the ceasefire agreement signed on January 23, 2014, thousands of people have flooded hospitals across South Sudan in search of medical care. Five of the seven wards at Juba Teaching Hospital are occupied by victims of the recent political unrest that began on December 15. Over 4, 500 patients have been treated for gunshot wounds since then.
Fifty-five major humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in South Sudan have expressed their deep concern about the current humanitarian situation in the country and reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations in need of assistance. Read more>>
On January 22, South Sudanese officials and rebels signed a ceasefire agreement which has been hailed as the first step towards ending the conflict. However, the humanitarian crisis continues.