The economy is devastated, and more than 2.4 million South Sudanes live as refugees in neighbouring countries that include Uganda, Ethiopia, and Sudan.
Some services that NGOs supported tended to focus on sexual violence from a stranger and not the overwhelmingly more common forms of sexual violence such as intimate partner violence.
More than 150 women and girls were raped, beaten, and brutalised over a 10-day period at the end of November.
“When I returned back home in the morning I thought I would find my husband and son…They were no more. They had been killed the same night I was terribly raped”
A study found that northern Uganda had the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded among displaced and conflict-affected populations anywhere in the world.