South Sudan

Two rows of wooden pews are shown with several people standing while a priest is at the front of the church.

Two years after revolution, Christians in Sudan evaluate gains

Sacred Nation

Sudan’s new government is working to provide protections for religious minorities. Sudanese Christians are trying to figure out what it means for them. 

Police officers with guns drawn patrol the streets of Haiti

Haitian police: Foreign hit squad killed President Moïse

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South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar takes the oath of office in front of President Salva Kiir and Chief Justice Chan Reech Madut at the State House in Juba, South Sudan, Feb. 22, 2020.

South Sudan’s leaders make peace

Uganda's Bidi Bidi refugee camp, shown here on April 5, 2017, is now home to 285,000 residents, nearly all of them having refugees from South Sudan's civil war.

Turning the world’s largest refugee camp into a ‘big city’

South Sudanese refugees wait in line for food in Omugo refugee settlement camp in northern Uganda

Ugandans pose as refugees for food because the drought is so bad

A South Sudanese refugee girl, displaced by fighting, arrives at Imvepi settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda, April 4, 2017.

More South Sudanese children are fleeing their country alone


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.

An armed man walks on a path near the village of Nialdhiu, South Sudan

Online fake news and hate speech are fueling tribal ‘genocide’ in South Sudan


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.

A young girl in Ganyiel’s health clinic watches her 3-year-old sister who is sick with cholera. Her mother brought her over from Tayar island to seek treatment in the clinic.

Cholera stalks ‘refugee islands’ in swamplands of South Sudan


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.

South Sudanese culture is at risk, but this Lost Boy wants to protect it


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.

A woman waits to be registered prior to a food distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Thonyor, Leer state, South Sudan.

Drought doesn’t cause famine. People do.


These days, hunger is a political issue spurred on by human conflict.