South Sudan

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#6
3

Communities at risk

Murle, Nuer, Dinka, Anuak, Jie, Kachipo

Summary

The fact that South Sudan has climbed further in the critical reaches of the Peoples under Threat table, despite another peace agreement concluded in August, demonstrates the lack of good faith exhibited by both the main parties to the conflict, destabilization by neighbouring Sudan and the ethnic character of the violence. Tens of thousands are… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2016 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflictsNo data
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.2058
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance10
Rise of factionalized elites10
Voice and Accountability-1.52
Political Stability-2.538
Rule of Law-1.8
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL20.13

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

The fact that South Sudan has climbed further in the critical reaches of the Peoples under Threat table, despite another peace agreement concluded in August, demonstrates the lack of good faith exhibited by both the main parties to the conflict, destabilization by neighbouring Sudan and the ethnic character of the violence. Tens of thousands are believed to have been killed since the dispute began between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, pitching their respective Dinka and Nuer communities against each other, but the fact that there is not even a proper accounting of the dead is an indication of how bad things have become. The conflict has left a quarter of the population in acute food insecurity, with 40,000 facing starvation.