South Sudan Profile


South Sudan Profile

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Following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 the Governorate of Southern Sudan was established with an interim constitution until the outcome of the Sudan referendum in 2011. That referendum led to the emergence of South Sudan as an independent nation on 9th July 2011 and, three years later, collapse into a bloody internal civil war that has seen tens of thousands dead and millions displaced and at risk. Such is the volatility of the situation our South Sudan profile pages reflect just the overall picture within the country and we urge you to read our South Sudan news page to get the latest information on the developing situation there.


Some South Sudan facts:


South Sudan Country Profile


South Sudan faces many challenges, not least an uneasy relationship with the north over oil revenues and a yet to be established border around the Abyei oil rich region. 85% of the population are reliant on subsistence farming however just 4% of the land in South Sudan is arable and few can expect to live beyond 57.85 years (2019). 90% of its population living on less that 60p a day. Additionally, many qualified staff have left South Sudan to teach and work in the north leaving an skills deficit with few to teach the next generation and provide them with the necessary knowledge and experience to take the country forward. Find out more about South Sudan in a series of profile articles and videos below together with news about South Sudan.




South Sudan Profile: Volunteer in South Sudan

African Volunteer Work: South Sudan


Check out all the latest fee paying and free African volunteer work placements and charity work job opportunities abroad with local projects and volunteering organisations in South Sudan.

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South Sudan Profile: South Sudan Independence

South Sudan Independence


Facts, figures and a video exploring the independence of South Sudan in 2011 following the South Sudan independence referendum.

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South Sudan Profile: Life in South Sudan

Life in South Sudan


Facts, figures and a video about life today in South Sudan, one of the world's poorest countries

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South Sudan Profile: Juba Profile

Juba Profile


A complete profile of Juba, capital city of South Sudan including Juba information, facts, pictures and tourist attractions of Juba

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South Sudan Profile: South Sudan Quiz

South Sudan Quiz


Take our online South Sudan trivia quiz and see how much you know about South Sudan together with some interesting facts.

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South Sudan Profile: Sponsor Children in South Sudan

Sponsor Children in South Sudan


Details of how to sponsor children in South Sudan with South Sudan child sponsor organisations, charities, programs and projects.

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South Sudan Profile: South Sudan Map

South Sudan Map


Use this Google Earth satellite map of South Sudan to explore and take a virtual tour of South Sudan in Africa and zoom in on places of interest.

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South Sudan Profile: South Sudan News

South Sudan News


Read all the latest and breaking news from South Sudan here at our South Sudan profile portal. Updated daily.

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