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150 killed in flare-up of South Sudan violence

Fighting since last week between different local groups in eastern South Sudan has reportedly killed more than 150 people. Despite a 2018 peace agreement that supposedly ended the country’s civil war, frequent flare-ups of inter-communal and political violence have regularly claimed lives and worsened South Sudan’s enduring humanitarian crisis. For more on the challenges of peacebuilding there, read our January 2023 article.

Residents of Mabior Yar, in Warrap state have been affected by both flooding and conflict in recent years. A similar situation in other parts of South Sudan have sent humanitarian needs soaring.

No quick fix: The challenge of local peacebuilding in South Sudan

Initiatives are subverted by national elites and forced to fit the needs of donors rather than communities.

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