Crisis in Sudan

Posted on 19. Jul, 2012, in PovertyComments Off on Crisis in Sudan

Wracked by decades of conflict, Sudan recently split into two new countries, both of which face enormous challenges. The North-South war – which left an estimated 2 million people dead and 4 million homeless – was brought to an end with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in January 2005.
South Sudan, which became an independent state on 9 July 2011, remains one of the poorest and least developed regions of the world, and most communities still have little access to basic services. Jane-Ann McKenna from Medicins Sans Frontieres recently returned from South Sudan and spoke with Miriam Gormally about the crisis there.

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