The United States has recalled its ambassador for South Sudan after the country’s leaders one again failed to form a unity government.
Three United Nations agencies say more than half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that thousands of civilians in South Sudan have been fleeing fresh outbreaks of violence in Equatoria state.
United Nations (UN) investigators say levels of sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state are increasing, despite a peace deal between armed groups in the country.
South Sudan has been described as “a hijacked state” and a “violent kleptocracy” in a condemning new report from the Enough Project.
South Sudan’s oil minister says the country will return to pre-war oil production levels by mid-2020.
South Sudan has resumed pumping oil in the former Unity state for the first time in five years.
The World Food Programme (WFP) says ongoing violence in South Sudan is blocking deliveries of food aid, despite a peace deal signed last month.
Members of South Sudanese rebel group the Federal Democratic Party (FDP) have accused Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) of violating the country’s ceasefire.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for the release of hundreds of South Sudanese civilians kidnapped by opposition forces.