South Sudan: Recurring cycles of violence breed further instability

24 February 2017

Armed conflict in South Sudan has forced millions to repeatedly flee their homes, leaving behind everything they have.

Women, children and the elderly find themselves, for months a time, living in remote swampy areas, and subsisting on wild fruit. When they do finally return home, repeated looting often renders recovery impossible. Recurrent displacements, lack of respect for civilians and their property, markets and trade flows disrupted by the armed conflict - all have gradually led to the catastrophic consequences for the people and the country.