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Saferworld in South Sudan

South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, continues to struggle with the legacy of civil wars and marginalisation, and faces profound governance, security and development challenges. Less than three years after it won independence from Sudan, the country was drawn into a civil war that broke out in December 2013, and has since continued with the most recent violent resurgence in July 2016 slowing down the process to effectively implement the August 2015 peace agreement.

Saferworld has been working in South Sudan since 2002, and established an office in Juba in 2007. Our goal in the country is to contribute to improved security, peace, and development. We use an integrated approach to security building that emphasises improving community security, strengthening small arms controls, addressing gender inequality, and advocating on policy issues related to conflict-sensitive development, the national peace process, and China-South Sudan engagement.

Read more about our work in South Sudan.