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South Sudan

Archaeological Map

Country Overview

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Targeted Groups
Alert Status
Genocide Stage(s)
  • Civilians

  • Dinka militias & Kiir's government forces 

  • Nuer militias

Stage 9: Extermination


Since South Sudan's civil war began in 2013, Dinka government forces and Nuer militias have tortured, raped, and killed hundreds of thousands civilians based on ethnicity. Today, 8.3 million people depend on humanitarian aid, 4.5 million children are malnourished, and 1.6 million people are IDPs. Renewed violence threatens the country's fragile peace deal. 

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South Sudan: Civilians Abused, Displaced in Counter-Insurgency

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South Sudan: Ethnic Conflict and Civil War

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South Sudan: the conflict in focus

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