South Sudan

Armed Conflict Threatens Civilians

South Sudan has been undergoing a political crisis since December 2013, which has resulted in fighting and massive population movements. The number of internally displaced people has reached 1.5 million and some 730,000 South Sudanese have fled to other countries.

Handicap International is using fixed and mobile rehabilitation teams in camps around Juba and Mingkaman to reach people with disabilities and ensure they can access aid and rehabilitation and psychosocial support services. Staff are also educating people about the risks posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Flying teams are in place to support other humanitarian organizations requesting technical and material support to improve the inclusion of person with disabilities in their activities.