Since 2011, with the independence of the south, Sudan’s oil revenues have shrunk by 75%. With the trebling of the price of bread last December, and the rate of inflation hovering around 70%, the camels back was finally broken.
There are more than 70 armed groups in South Sudan and one that didnt sign last year’s accord. Five years of civil war have left 1.9 million internally displaced and 2.4 million living as refugees in neighbouring countries.
Aid groups say overlooking three million displaced people will dramatically impact their ability to respond to needs.
Islamist militants, once confined to the north, have slowly expanded their presence in the region since 2015, inflaming tensions.
300,000 people died in a 1993-2005 civil war and recent years have been marked by political unrest and violent oppression