South Sudan Emergency Response Fund - February 2014

Political violence in South Sudan, located in northeast Africa, has forced more than 750,000 people from their homes since December 15, 2013. The conflict started in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, when fighting broke out within the presidential guard. It quickly spread to eight of the country’s 10 states, including the Greater Upper Nile region where CARE’s programs are concentrated. As of February 3, 2014, about 85,000 of these displaced people had sought refuge in protection of civilians (PoC) areas set up at United Nations (UN) mission bases. Another 130,400 people have fled to neighboring countries, while others remain in hiding and out of reach of humanitarian support. The situation has already claimed thousands of lives.