Intervening in South Sudan is a constant challenge
Independent since 2011, South Sudan is a country at war. The situation in the country is really complicated and unstable, with heavy fightings since December 2013. A peace agreement was signed in 2015 but violations of the ceasefire continue. The last peace agreement has been signed in September 2018, since then fighting has decreased. This gives hope for the future, but the country is far from stable.
The transitional government was supposed to start mid May 2019, but was not yet ready and therefore this has been postponed till mid november 2019. The context keeps being unstable. Cobi Rietveld was head of mission for Première Urgence Internationale in the country for 4 years. She tells about the challenges to face, in a country where half of the population, nearly 7 million people, are in food insecurity.