Sudan’s new government is working to provide protections for religious minorities. Sudanese Christians are trying to figure out what it means for them.
More than 62 percent of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda this year are children, UN officials report. And in a worrying trend, aid workers say a growing number of these kids are coming alone.
Internet researchers have tracked much of the hate speech back to members of the South Sudanese diaspora in the United States, Canada, UK, Kenya and Uganda, who are apparently inciting violence against people back home.
In South Sudan, people are sheltering from conflict wherever they can, including a network of islands in the swamps of Unity State. On one island, where 2,300 displaced people live without access to clean water or toilets, cholera has become rife.
Dominic Raimondo, a former Lost Boy of Sudan who now lives in the US, visited the Kakuma refugee camp with a mission — to protect Sudanese culture.
The Kajo Keji Health Training Institute was born out of a dream of improving the health and lives of residents of South Sudan, the world's youngest nation. After gunmen attacked the school last September, it seemed likely to become a casualty of a three-year civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and sent more than 3 million fleeing from their homes. Now, like hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese, the school is rebuilding across the border in Uganda and waiting for peace to return to South Sudan.
"Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death."
South Sudan's refugee crisis seems to be getting worse. But there's reason for optimism, and it all comes down to Uganda’s unusual and progressive refugee policy.
The civil war in South Sudan is becoming one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. For some refugees who've fled into Uganda, ethnic rivalries stoked by the conflict persist. But other South Sudanese are rejecting those divisions and hoping for peace — together.
Aid agencies said 100,000 people are affected by the famine, which threatens another one million people in the coming months.