South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in July 2011. Unfortunately, sovereignty has not brought peace to the nation, and violence is a significant ongoing challenge in South Sudan. This was perhaps no more apparent than when the world’s newest state descended into civil war on 15 December 2013. The fighting has fractured the state’s leadership and has resulted in the internal displacement of one million people, with an additional 367,000 seeking refuge in neighboring countries. Thousands of civilians have died, and a humanitarian crisis around access to food and safety threatens many more. We began working in South Sudan in June 2014. Our programming seeks to promote peace and end violence, using radio programs, outreach activities, and support to local organizations.
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