May 2, 2014
An armed conflict erupted in South Sudan on 15 December. The conflict affected three states in particular – Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity – and these states stand to lose not only the momentum in their economic and social development, but also the means for people to attain sustainable means of living. And this will likely create regional imbalances and inequalities in development outcomes, which are likely to fuel further conflict. To-date, over 100 days after the conflict, close to a million people are internally displaced and close to a quarter million crossed to neighboring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.