South Sudan is on the verge of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis: an estimated 4.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 1.2 million people have fled from their homes as a result of ongoing conflict. On May 20, the international humanitarian and donor community convened in Oslo for a pledging conference on South Sudan hosted by the Government of Norway in collaboration with the U.N.
PSFG held a discussion moderated by Sally Smith (Nexus Fund) with three experts who were in Oslo to gain insight into the situation on the ground and the current policy landscape:
Tiffany Easthom, South Sudan Country Director, Nonviolent Peaceforce
Lisa Monoghan, Co-Lead, South Sudan Protection Cluster, Norwegian Refugee Council
Dr. Mukesh Kapila, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester.
A recording of the briefing is available for PSFG members. To request a copy of the recording, members should contact Rachel LaForgia.