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14.4.2021 : 6:51 : +0200

New HSBA Report: How the Shilluk are affected by the South Sudan civil war

The civil war that began in South Sudan in December 2013 has had dire consequences for the Shilluk people of Upper Nile, with civilians killed, villages and buildings destroyed, and humanitarian aid blocked. Although exact figures are elusive, estimates suggest that as much as 50 per cent of the Shilluk population has left the country during the current civil war—a figure that rises to 80 per cent if internally displaced people are included.

Displaced and Immiserated: The Shilluk of Upper Nile in South Sudan’s civil war, 2014–19, a new report from the Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment for the Sudan and South Sudan (HSBA) project, places events in Upper Nile from 201419 in their historical context and analyzes the main military tactics employed by government forces in Shilluk areas. 

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