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The Nature and Magnitude of the COVID-19 Outbreak in South Sudan

This analysis uses laboratory data to examine the COVID-19 infections in South Sudan. Preliminary findings point to the underlying concerns. First, the COVID-19 preventive measures instituted in March are ineffective, with at least 100 new cases of …

The Economic Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan

The COVID-19 outbreak presents three lessons for South Sudan, with 156 confirmed cases to-date. First, the government’s policy to clamp down on social gatherings is not as effective as assumed. Granted the streets are indeed empty now compared to th…

The COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerability Factors in South Sudan

South Sudan is one of the most vulnerable countries to coronavirus disease (COVID19). The high level of vulnerability emanates from conflict induced state fragility, weak health system, high level of illiteracy, poverty and weak economic system, oil…

The COVID-19 Mortality in South Sudan

In this Policy Brief we have analyzed COVID-19 mortality in South Sudan. The Brief examines the distribution and correlates of the pandemic. State testing capacity unaccounted for, we find that South Sudan is actually one of the least hit countries …

The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan - An Update

This policy brief studies the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Sudan. The findings are educative. First, the health effects of the pandemic in the country have been surprisingly less pronounced than expected, marked by very low mor…

Sitting on a Time Bomb: Oil Pollution Impacts on Human Health in Melut County, South Sudan

While South Sudan is endowed with 3.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, the exploitation of this natural wealth is turning into a catastrophe for some local communities, particularly in Melut County. Through focus group discussions, individual…

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