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South Sudan: greater humanitarian and development efforts needed to meet IDPs’ growing needs

IDMC highlights the deteriorating situation for more than a million IDPs in South Sudan and the numerous challenges they face.

09 July 2014 | Overview

A comprehensive response to internal displacement is crucial

Two years after South Sudan's independence, the scale and seriousness of the country's internal displacement situation remains a major concern. Including hundreds of thousands people displaced by the current crisis since December 2013, IDMC monitoring shows that almost a million people have been newly displaced over the last three years due to ongoing instability.

09 July 2013 | Overview

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New displacement adds to critical humanitarian situation in the country since independence

After more than 50 years of civil war, the Republic of South Sudan declared independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011. Until that point, Sudan had been the largest country in Africa and as of the end of 2010 it was home to up to 5.2 million internally displaced people (IDPs) – more than any other country in the world (IDMC, 23 December 2010).

26 June 2012 | Overview

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