At least 287 people, including Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) staff member and two other aid workers, have been killed in the most recent spat of inter-communal violence in the eastern state of Jonglei in South Sudan. At least 300 people have suffered gunshots and other trauma-related injuries in clashes between the Murle and Lou Nuer ethnic communities on Saturday, May 20.
South Sudan is recovering from a brutal six-year civil war that left 380,000 dead and millions displaced. Although political violence has been contained by forming a unity government in February, the security situation in the country remains volatile. Tit for tat fighting between ethnic groups continues to deteriorate the safety and stability in the country.
Regarding traveling to South Sudan, all civilians should avoid visiting the country at the moment due to armed conflicts, inter-ethnic violence, and high levels of violent crime. However, for all essentials visits, it is highly recommended to turn to a professional risk management company for advice and devising a solution.