On the eve of South Sudan 5th Anniversary, forced displacement continues to rise

As South Sudan marks its fifth anniversary of independence on 9 July, UNHCR remains gravely concerned by the continuing violence in parts of the country and the resulting forced displacement of South Sudanese people, both internally and throughout the neighboring region.


The world’s youngest nation currently ranks among the countries with the highest levels of conflict--‐induced population displacement globally. Nearly one in four of the South Sudan’s citizens is displaced within its borders or in neighboring countries, affecting some 2.6 million people against a population that stood at 11.3 million in 2013. A large majority are children. Download the full release