Press release

Recent fighting in Juba, South Sudan

18 July 2016

Paola Barioli

Media Relations Officer

On July 8, 2016, conflict erupted in the capital city of South Sudan, Juba, and, following the cease-fire, relative calm has returned to Juba.

As part of a joint initiative, we have started assessing needs in order to be able to bring life-saving help to the displaced and affected people in Juba.

We are taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our staff.  We have started rotating our staff, making sure that essential personnel is in-country to ensure we can respond to humanitarian needs.

We remain in constant communication with the teams and are committed to continue supporting our beneficiaries where we can.

Medair calls on all parties to the conflict to uphold the cease-fire so that life-saving assistance can reach the people who need it.  We hope and pray that lasting peace will come to South Sudan along with renewed hope for the future.

South Sudan became an independent nation on 9 July 2011. Medair has been present in the region since 1992, and since the beginning of the conflict has been assisting thousands of affected people through nutrition, health, water and sanitation, and emergency shelter. You can find out more about our work in South Sudan on our website.

Media enquiries should be directed to:  Paola Barioli, Press Relations Officer, +41(0)78 635 30 95
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Medair is an international humanitarian NGO that provides emergency relief and recovery services to families made vulnerable by natural disasters, conflicts, and other crises. For more information about Medair, click here.  This release was produced with resources gathered by Medair field and headquarters staff. The views expressed herein are those solely of Medair and should not be taken, in any way, to reflect the official opinion of any other organisation.