Briefing: Why the violence in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

by IRIN News

The conflict has injured hundreds and affected tens of thousands many of whom are hiding in the bush without access to food. Photo: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/IRIN

Vicious inter-communal violence, an ongoing rebellion and reports of state-sponsored human rights violations have left more than 100,000 people in desperate need in South Sudan’s Jonglei, the largest and most densely populated of the country’s 10 states.