The fighting in South Sudan has affected millions of people. People have died, others have been severely injured. And some have been separated from the people they love and displaced from the places they call home.
Women and children are the most vulnerable, with women facing specific problems in armed conflict, such as sexual violence and risks to their health. Some women, like Belila, have been separated from their husbands, making them the sole providers of their households.
Many of the displaced women and children end up in displacement camps or unfamiliar places where they rely heavily on the kindness of the host communities for their survival.
The ICRC is helping these conflict-affected communities to become self-sufficient and reunite families. We also visit places of detention, support health care facilities, and promote respect for international humanitarian law.