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Displacement, Access, and Conflict in South Sudan: A Longitudinal Perspective

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Contemporary debates about humanitarianism in South Sudan focus on the pressing problems of the present, with access issues and violence against humanitarians understandably at the forefront of donor and humanitarian concerns. While valuable and comprehensible, this focus on the present has meant that the ways in which aid shapes conflict in the long term have…

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Humanitarianism as buffer: displacement, aid and the politics of belonging in Abyei, Sudan/South Sudan

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This article explores how the humanitarian presence and programs in the disputed border area of Abyei between Sudan and South Sudan can be understood as a buffer between conflicting parties, rather than as mere assistance to a displaced population. It aims to contribute to debates about the spatial impact of humanitarian governance and the politicization…

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South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to Civil War

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In July 2011, South Sudan was granted independence and became the world’s newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed civil war and political strife. Hilde F. Johnson served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic…

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The Conundrum of DDR Coordination: The Case of South Sudan

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This article analyses the nature of coordination between the various stakeholders during the design and implementation of a disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process. It makes detailed reference to the contemporary DDR programme in South Sudan as this African country is a relevant example of significant international and local efforts to facilitate DDR coordination in…

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Supporting sustainable water service delivery in a protracted crisis: Professionalizing community-led systems in South Sudan

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This report shares Oxfam’s experience with a water treatment plant community-led operator in Juba, South Sudan. It contributes to the debate on the role that communities can play in the process of managing water supply systems amid protracted crises. The report gives guidance on how to support professionalization of community services by providing business, governance…

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Cash-based Programmes and Conflict: Key areas of interaction and options for conflict-sensitive programming in South Sudan

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This research was conducted by Dr. Edward Thomas, Ranga Gworo of the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) and Kiden Grace Wani of the World Food Programme (WFP) in February and March 2018, and funded by the UK, Swiss, Canadian and Netherlands Donor Missions in South Sudan. Cash-based programmes can help poor households address food insecurity,…

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Findings around cash-based programmes and conflict

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This briefing paper is based on research conducted by the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) in February and March 2018, and funded by the UK, Switzerland, Canada and the Netherlands. The full report can be found on the CSRF Research Repository. Cash-based programmes are changing the way aid works in South Sudan. Conditional and unconditional…

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“Everyone and Everything Is a Target”: The Impact on Children of Attacks on Health Care and Denial of Humanitarian Access in South Sudan

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April 2018 – “Everyone and Everything Is a Target” The Impact on Children of Attacks on Health Care and Denial of Humanitarian Access in South Sudan was launched in New York on April 23, 2018, and highlights how the targeting of medical facilities and personnel and denial of humanitarian access in 2016 and 2017 has had devastating…

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A Poisoned Well: Lessons in Mediation from South Sudan’s Troubled Peace Process

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This paper examines the IGAD-led peace process for South Sudan from 2013 to 2015. Viewed through a prism of mediation best practice, it is a critical assessment of the attempt to negotiate a settlement of the conflict and a distillation of lessons learned. While singular conclusions are hard to draw, the paper concludes that the…

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“Now the Forest is Blocked”: Shocks and Access to Food

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In January 2018, an estimated 48% of the population remaining within South Sudan was classified as severely food insecure (over 5 million individuals) under the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). To provide humanitarians in South Sudan with a better understanding of Famine risk in South Sudan, REACH gathered information on recent and historical experiences…

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Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability and Risk Analysis in Former Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States

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The trends reported in the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) show a growing food security crisis in South Sudan, with a high proportion of people sliding into crisis andemergency food insecurity level. The underlying fears concern an emerging acute lack of food in almost all parts of the country, with millions of people, many…

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The Face of Famine in South Sudan: A Call to Bridge the Humanitarian-Development-Diplomacy Divide

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In 2017, famine and near-famine conditions were reported in four countries: South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and parts of northeastern Nigeria. About 20 million people in these countries were at risk of starvation. A further 10 million people could join them in 2018. Famine as a technical term means that specific criteria have been met. One…

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Keeping the Hotline open between Sudan and South Sudan

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A UN mission has largely succeeded in keeping the peace in Abyei, an oil-rich area claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. But there has been less progress made on the mission’s work in aiding political mechanisms to determine the final status of Abyei and demilitarise and demarcate the border. As the UN Security Council…

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Why Peace Fails: The Case of South Sudan’s Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan

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The Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) signed in 2015 between the Government of South Sudan and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) was meant to restore peace and stability to South Sudan, but it failed to do so. The key parties to the agreement signed because of…

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Synthesis Paper: Securing and Sustaining Elite Bargains that Reduce Violent Conflict

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This report that refers to South Sudan as one of several case studies seeks to inform UK and international policy and practice that has the objective of reducing levels of armed conflict and building sustainable post-war transitions. The report synthesizes the findings of 21 desk-based case studies, commissioned by the Stabilisation Unit and written by…

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Disability in South Sudan

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Decades of conflict in South Sudan, pre and post-independence in 2011, poverty and poor access to services have increased the rate of disability and rendered people with disabilities more marginalised and excluded as a result of the numerous attitudinal, environmental, and institutional barriers they face, and the lack of concerted efforts to include them. This…

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Congestion in the Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) Site, South Sudan

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At the time of writing in March 2017, the lack of physical humanitarian space in the PoC is having a major impact on service access with congestion cutting across and linking the different problems faced in the difference sectors. At the same time, overcrowding is increasing the dependency of people on UNMISS and humanitarian agencies,…

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‘Helping our beneficiaries tell their own stories?’ International aid agencies and the politics of voice within news production

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International aid agencies often claim to give the poor and disenfranchised a voice by helping them tell their stories to others located far away. But how do aid workers conceptualize and operationalize a politics of voice within media production processes? How do ideas about giving voice to others shape aid agencies’ engagement with mainstream news…

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Concrete approaches to peace: infrastructure as peacebuilding

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Do roads literally lead to peace? While seemingly a strange question to ask, today’s peacebuilders certainly seem to think so. After decades of focus on questions of governance, today, instead, infrastructure primes in state- and peacebuilding missions in many fragile and conflict-affected societies. Peacebuilding efforts in places ranging from Somalia to Afghanistan to the Congo…

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