Soudan Du Sud

Soudan Du Sud
The Republic of South Sudan was established on 9 July 2011, after more than two decades of near continuous war that displaced about 4 million people, disrupted socio-economic services and systems, and imposed a heavy toll on the survival and wellbeing of the South Sudanese population, especially children.

Children face a multitude of risks, such as abductions, early marriage, recruitment into armed groups, violence, separation from families, and unexploded ordinance. Thousands of children are orphans and lack appropriate care. Inadequate education and job opportunities fuel youth involvement in conflicts.

The maternal mortality rate is the highest in the world, reaching 2,054 per 100,000 live births, with only 14.7 per cent of women delivering with the help of skilled attendants. Nationwide HIV/AIDS prevalence is estimated at 3 per cent among pregnant women. Close to 1,250,000 children eligible for primary school do not have access, with many existing schools not conducive to learning.

The Republic of South Sudan presents a unique state-building challenge that cannot be addressed as a classic transition or post-conflict recovery situation.

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