Renewed fighting broke out on Friday, 8 July. Since then, hundreds of people have been killed, rapes have been reported and tens of thousands of people have sought safety within or near UN bases across the country – joining the thousands already present from previous rounds of fighting. Humanitarian supplies have been looted and humanitarian aid workers are subject to restrictions on their movement, hindering access to those in need of assistance and protection.

Please click here to read the GPC’s statement on South Sudan.