Outreach to Yambio, Western Equatoria State

During a visit to Yambio, Western Equatoria, on October 14, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., (CDA) David Renz observed the administration of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine at the Yambio State Hospital as doses of the single-shot vaccine were administered to members of surrounding communities.  Colleagues from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Read More»

United Nations Medal Award for U.S. Forces in UNMISS

Recognizing Service On September 30, 2021, Force Commander Lieutenant General (LtGen) Shailesh Tinaikar awarded the United Nations (UN) Medal to seven U.S. officers for service with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the UNMISS headquarters in Juba, South Sudan.  U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., (CDA) Davis Renz served as the honored guest and ... Read More»

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for a Reception to Honor Religious Leaders in South Sudan

By David Renz, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Juba, South Sudan; September 22, 2021 Welcome everyone. We have a broad and inclusive group represented here today that reflects the diversity of religious expression in South Sudan.  In the few minutes I’ve had to speak with several of you, I’ve been deeply impressed by your commitment to ... Read More»

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for the Reception of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines Juba International Airport

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for the Reception of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines Juba International Airport September 14, 2021 Good morning and Welcome. Honorable Minister of Health Elizabeth Achuei Honorable Deputy Foreign Minister Deng Dau Honorable Dr. Victoria Anib Majur, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health Honorable State Minister Nejwa Mursal Jesper Moller, UNICEF Deputy ... Read More»

The United States Donates 152,950 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to the Government of South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan, September 14, 2021:  The United States is donating 152,950 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to the people of South Sudan in its response to COVID-19.  This is part of a worldwide effort by the United States to combat the global pandemic, which has resulted in the donation of ... Read More»

Statement on the Opening of Parliament and Freedom of Expression and Assembly

The Embassies of the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway, the European Union, France, Germany, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Sweden congratulate the Government of the Republic of South Sudan on the inauguration of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly and the Council of States on 30 August. This is an important step on the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

Location: Juba and throughout South Sudan Event: Demonstrations are being organized to take place on or around August 30, 2021 throughout the country to protest against the government.  The demonstrations are not approved by the host government.All citizens should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings, particularly around large crowds or gatherings. Even demonstrations ... Read More»

Statement from Troika Embassies on Need for Unity

The Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) welcomes the Transitional Government’s renewed commitments to unifying the command structures of the military following the Meeting of the Presidency on 10 August. The Troika also welcomes the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) continued efforts to support peace in South Sudan and this week’s Extraordinary Council of ... Read More»

Civil Rights are Essential to Achieving Peace and Prosperity

The United States supports South Sudan’s aspiration to become a fully united, peaceful, just, and prosperous society based on respect for human rights and the rule of law.  These ideals are enshrined in the Transitional Constitution and the Revitalized Peace Agreement which provide the framework for the conduct of politics and governance while upholding the ... Read More»

Troika Statement on Freedom of Expression

The Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) is deeply dismayed by reports that the National Security Service forced the cancelation of a civil society panel discussion on the constitutional history of South Sudan on July 17.  For peace to take hold, South Sudanese must be able to speak freely.  Article 6.13 of South Sudan’s ... Read More»

USAID Administrator’s Statement on South Sudan’s Independence Anniversary

Statement by Administrator Samantha Power Friday, July 9, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov Ten years ago, on July 9, the world watched with hope and optimism as the people of South Sudan jubilantly celebrated the birth of their new nation. An overwhelming majority—some 99 percent—had supported independence, reflecting the shared aspirations of millions of ... Read More»

Achieving the Promise of Independence

U.S. Embassy Juba Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Larry E. André, Jr. This month, both the United States and South Sudan celebrate their independence.  The United States gained independence from Britain 245 years ago.  South Sudan gained independence from Sudan 10 years ago.  This is a time for both our nations to reflect on the ideals and ... Read More»

Op-ed: Healing and Learning from Historical Traumas

Healing and Learning from Historical Traumas U.S. Embassy Juba Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Larry E. André, Jr. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, which stands among the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history.  A white supremacist mob, backed by local authorities, raided, firebombed, and destroyed the prosperous Black neighborhood ... Read More»

Joint Local Statement on Attacks Against Humanitarian Workers/Operations

The Heads of Mission of Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Turkey express their serious concern about unacceptable and appalling attacks on aid operations countrywide. Over the past weeks, direct attacks on humanitarian workers took place in Renk, Jamjang, Gumuruk, Torit and Panyijiar.  Humanitarian workers ... Read More»

2020 International Religious Freedom Report

On May 12, 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken rolled out the 23rd International Religious Freedom Report. The report covers the status of religious freedom in countries around the world and U.S. efforts to promote religious freedom. Secretary Blinken noted the following in his remarks : “Let me just say a few words about why this ... Read More»

Joint Local Statement on Reconstitution of Transitional National Legislative Assembly

The United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, the European Union, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden congratulate the Government of South Sudan on reconstituting the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA). This is an important action required by the 2018 revitalized peace agreement, and a necessary step toward peace in South Sudan. A unified and ... Read More»

Public Letter of Concern and Call to Action

April 23, 2021 TO: The South Sudan Transitional Government of National Unity  Attention:  President Salva Kiir First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi Vice President James Wani Igga Vice President Taban Deng Gai Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng Garang A letter of concern and a call to action from members of the Troika, ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day: Information as a Public Good

U.S. Embassy Juba Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Larry E. André, Jr. Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we recognize the key role that a free press plays in democracy.  We honor journalists around the world for their work.  Journalists help ensure that citizens are informed and exposed to diverse perspectives on the issues.  Well-informed citizens make ... Read More»

Statement on April 24 Attack on Humanitarian Workers

The U.S. Embassy in Juba condemns the violent April 24 attack on humanitarian staff and assets in Jam Jang in South Sudan’s Unity State.  Criminals stormed the compound where humanitarian workers, including U.S. government implementing partners, and their families were located.  Staff were threatened, robbed, and beaten, sustaining serious injuries. Such acts of violence are ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

Location: South Sudan Event: The U.S. Embassy has received reports that members of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in multiple regions of South Sudan have been threatened by purported youth groups and, in some instances, were subsequently targeted for violence by groups of armed individuals.  Recurring demands by purported youth groups include access to jobs within the organizations, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

Location: Kapoeta region, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan Event: A youth organization in the Kapoeta region of Eastern Equatoria State has issued a threat against Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in the region.  Armed groups may attack or attempt to kidnap foreign nationals in the Kapoeta region.  We advise U.S. citizens to not travel to the area. Actions ... Read More»

U.S. Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

Last month, the Biden Administration released Interim National Security Strategic Guidance to convey how America will engage with the world.  The document includes the following section on Africa (on page 11): “We will also continue to build partnerships in Africa, investing in civil society and strengthening long-standing political, economic, and cultural connections. We will partner ... Read More»

Troika Statement on Economic Reforms and the IMF Staff Monitored Programme

South Sudan’s economy is in fundamental need of far-reaching and irreversible reform.  The last year highlighted its vulnerability to external shocks such as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, changes in oil prices, severe flooding, and desert locusts.  Investment remains too low to support the sustained economic growth needed to cut the dire food insecurity and, in ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

Location: Border region of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: Armed groups may attack or kidnap foreign nationals in the border region of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  We advise U.S. citizens to not travel to the area of the South Sudan/DRC border. Actions to ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in South Sudan

March 25, 2021 U.S. Government Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in South Sudan Juba, South Sudan – The United States congratulates South Sudan on the successful start of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign on March 25. This campaign was made possible through the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity – U.S. Embassy Juba PAS Annual Program Statement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Juba PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: AF-JUB-21-01 Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2021 CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: Up to $40,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Juba Public Affairs Section (PAS) ... Read More»

Local Troika Statement in Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU).  This was a major step toward restoring peace in South Sudan.  The Troika welcomes all efforts by the RTGoNU in implementing the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), most notably the appointment of a unified Cabinet, Governors, and Deputy Governors in all states.  The Troika ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

(February 3, 2021) Location:  Juba, South Sudan Event:  Increase in vehicular checkpoint activity Since January 26, there has been an increase in vehicular checkpoint activity by local law enforcement and military personnel in Juba.  These officials have conducted searches and seizures at some of these checkpoints and may request money. As a reminder, the travel advisory ... Read More»

FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in South Sudan

Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0007575 Assistance Listings (Formerly CFDA) number: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Announcement issuance date: Monday, January 25, 2021 Announcement type: Cooperative Agreement Proposal submission deadline: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. (23:59:59) EST. Proposals submitted after this deadline will be disqualified. Anticipated timeframe to award for selected proposals: ... Read More»

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result ... Read More»

Statement on Recent Events at the U.S. Capitol

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Jon F. Danilowicz on Recent Events at the U.S. Capitol The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.  They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power ... Read More»

Joint Local Statement on the Food Security Situation in South Sudan

Joint Local Statement on the food security situation in South Sudan following the release of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Report The Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, Norway, the Netherlands and the European Union Delegation, have issued this statement following the release of the government’s report on 18 December ... Read More»

Speaking Man to Man About Gender-Based Violence

During this year’s global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, I have seen several of my colleagues in the Diplomatic Corps highlight the serious problem of violence against women in South Sudan, outline the ways in which their countries are working to address this issue, and call upon the Government of South Sudan ... Read More»

Statement on Fighting Impacting Moroto Training Center

The U.S. Embassy in Juba is deeply concerned by reports of renewed fighting in and around the Moroto training center in southern Central Equatoria, which has impacted trainees for the unified forces and civilians.  We call for an immediate end to the fighting, and urge the parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

This security alert is being re-sent to correct the location’s name and areas where U.S. citizens are advised to avoid. Location: Renk, South Sudan Event: U.S. Embassy Juba has received reports that a number of youth groups in Renk (Upper Nile State) are involved in the destruction of property belonging to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).  U.S. citizens are ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

Location: Renk, South Sudan Event: U.S. Embassy Juba has received reports that a number of youth groups in Renk (Eastern Nile State) are involved in the destruction of property belonging to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the Renk area and remain vigilant as the violence could spread to other areas of South ... Read More»

Troika Statement on the Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and Sudanese Opposition Groups

The United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway (the Troika) welcome the signing of the peace agreement between the Civilian-led Transitional Government, the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minawi and Sudanese Alliance on October 3, 2020.  The peace agreement marks an important step toward meeting the calls of the Sudanese people for freedom, ... Read More»

CULTIVATING HOPE IN THE NEXT DECADE: FEED THE FUTURE LAUNCHES 2020 ANNUAL REPORT WITH NEW DATA

Monday, September 14, 2020 – marked the start of Feed the Future Week, a weeklong event highlighting progress made in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the global effort to end hunger. This year, The U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative commemorates its 10-year anniversary and a decade of impact with ... Read More»

Statement of the Troika Special Envoys on the 2nd anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South

Statement of the Troika Special Envoys on the 2nd anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) The Troika (Norway, the United States and the United Kingdom) reconfirms its support for the people of South Sudan and shares their desire to see a permanent end ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Juba Travel Advisory Update

Do not travel to South Sudan due to COVID-19, crime, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for South Sudan due to COVID-19. Travelers to South Sudan may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency ... Read More»

Ambassador Hushek: July Fourth Greeting

To Friends and Colleagues and, most especially, to the People of South Sudan: Happy Fourth of July – American Independence Day.  On behalf of the United States, I hope this occasion finds you and your loved ones healthy and well, and perhaps thinking ahead to South Sudan’s own Independence Day on July 9.  During a ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan  Event: Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on Thursday, May 28, 2020.  The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The Ethiopian Airlines website is now live and accepting ticket purchases. Purchase your ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba (May 13, 2020) Location:  South Sudan Event: Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The Ethiopian Airlines website is live.  The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Thursday, May 14, 2020. ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan  Event: Possible Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, May 1, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed the possible availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, May 1, 2020. The Ethiopian Airlines website does not currently show the flight as available.  Typically, Ethiopian ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan  Event: Ethiopian Airlines Flight from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 24, 2020 is cancelled  The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed that the planned Ethiopian Airlines flight on Friday, April 24, 2020 has been cancelled.  The U.S. Embassy is coordinating with Ethiopian Airlines for a possible future flight. If you have questions, please ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan    Event: Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 24, 2020    The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 24, 2020.  This flight may be cancelled at any time. This flight ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan    Event: Possible Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 24, 2020.   The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed the possible availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 24, 2020.   The Ethiopian Airlines website does not ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan  Event: Possible Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 24, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed the possible availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 24, 2020. The Ethiopian Airlines website does not currently show the flight as available.  Typically, Ethiopian ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan     Event: Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 17, 2020. The Ethiopian Airlines website is live.    The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 17, 2020.   The Ethiopian ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location: South Sudan Event: Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 10, 2020  The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Friday, April 10, 2020.  This flight may be cancelled at any time. This flight may be delayed or ... Read More»

The Government of South Sudan confirmed one case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Sudan.

Location:  South Sudan Event: The Government of South Sudan confirmed one case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Sudan. On April 5, 2020, the government of the Republic of South Sudan announced it confirmed one case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on April 4, 2020. Background: On March 24, 2020, the Republic of South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority, based on direction ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan Event: The Government of South Sudan confirmed one case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Sudan. On April 5, 2020, the government of the Republic of South Sudan announced it confirmed one case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on April 4, 2020. Background:  On March 24, 2020, the Republic of South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority, based on ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan  Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to coordinate for transportation out of South Sudan. As of April 4, 2020, there will be no scheduled flights departing South Sudan. The U.S. Embassy continues to pursue alternative options. U.S. citizens should regularly check their email for updates, as changes can come quickly and with no notice. If the ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan   Event: Cancelled Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on April 2, 2020   The Ethiopian Airlines flight from Juba to Addis Ababa on Thursday, April 2, 2020 was cancelled. The U.S. Embassy is working with Ethiopian Airlines to gain flight approval for an alternate date. Flight availability is not guaranteed and can be cancelled at ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  South Sudan  Event: Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on April 2, 2020  The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Thursday, April 2, 2020.  Currently, this is the only way to depart South Sudan.  The U.S. Embassy advises that this ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba (March 31, 2020) Location:  South Sudan  Event: Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa on April 2, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Currently, this is the only way to ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba (March 31, 2020)

Location:  South Sudan Event: Possible Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa (March 31, 2020) The U.S. Embassy in Juba is currently coordinating for seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Thursday, April 2, 2020.  This flight is not yet confirmed, and this information is shared for planning purposes only. Airline: ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba (March 29, 2020)

Location:  South Sudan   Event: There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Sudan.   On March 24, 2020, the Republic of South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority, based on direction of the South Sudanese High-level Task Force on COVID-19, closed Juba International Airport to all international flights, with limited exceptions including for cargo ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba (March 28, 2020)

Location:  South Sudan   Event: Flight Departure from Juba to Addis Ababa (March 28, 2020)   The U.S. Embassy in Juba has confirmed availability of seats on a commercial flight with Ethiopian Airlines from Juba to Addis Ababa on Saturday, March 28, 2020:   Airline: Ethiopian, flight ET 355 Departure time: 4:50 pm (1650), 28 ... Read More»

Messages to US Citizens: March 25, 2020

Location:  South Sudan  Event: There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Sudan. On March 24, 2020, the Republic of South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority, based on direction of the South Sudanese High-level Task Force on COVID-19, closed Juba International Airport to all international flights, with limited exceptions including for cargo and humanitarian flights. The ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location: Juba, South Sudan Event: On March 24, 2020, the Republic of South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority, based on direction of the South Sudanese High-level Task Force on COVID-19, closed Juba International Airport to all international flights. U.S. citizens in South Sudan who have been unable to return to the United States due to the ... Read More»

Health – U.S. Embassy Juba (March 23, 2020) 

Location: Juba, South Sudan  Event:There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Sudan. The government of the Republic of South Sudan has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 10/13/2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in ... Read More»

Security Alert–U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan (January 31, 2020)

Security Alert–U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan (January 31, 2020) Location: Juba & country-wide Event:  Recent information suggests terrorists continue to actively plot attacks against the U.S. Embassy and U.S. government personnel.  They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and other areas where large crowds gather and westerners frequent. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba

January 7, 2020 Location: Juba, South Sudan Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Individuals for Roles in Atrocities and Other Abuses

December 10, 2019 Global Magnitsky designations target serious human rights abuse worldwide on International Human Rights Day Washington – Today, on International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against 18 individuals located in Burma, Pakistan, Libya, Slovakia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and ... Read More»

USAID Provides $92.5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to People of South Sudan

For Immediate Release U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Office of Public Affairs Press Release November 15, 2019 USAID Provides $92.5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to People of South Sudan JUBA, South Sudan—The United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $92.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by ... Read More»

Troika statement on the 69th extraordinary session of the IGAD Council of Minister’s meeting. Addis Ababa

November 10, 2019 On the occasion of the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the Troika wishes to reiterate its commitment to South Sudan. The people of South Sudan want and deserve peace. We have heard the commitment from all parties to the permanent ceasefire. We expect the parties ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Juba Reminder to U.S. Citizens to Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Location: Juba, South Sudan The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens who are contemplating travel to South Sudan, to review the most recent travel advisory ( South Sudan Country Information ), and to exercise extreme caution when traveling in all parts of the country, including Juba.  For any travel outside of Juba it is recommended that you have a minimum ... Read More»

Troika Statement on the Formation of South Sudan’s Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

October 18, 2019 South Sudan faces a critical moment in the journey toward a peaceful and prosperous future.  There are now less than four weeks for political leaders to form a transitional government as they committed to in the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.  The United ... Read More»

Press Release: Celebrating American Exceptionalism

July 4, 2019 Salutations:  Friends, colleagues, fellow Americans   The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, and although I’m missing my hometown parade and fireworks, I’m certainly glad to be celebrating the occasion with you here in Juba. (I’m sure you all agree, Americans are a humble people, but) this ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Launches Three-year, $7.5 Million Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation Project

BOMA NATIONAL PARK, South Sudan—U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Tom Hushek today launched a three-year, $7.5 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society to conserve wildlife, natural resources, and protected areas in South Sudan, while helping to build sustainable livelihoods and mitigate conflict in and around Boma and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan (May 16, 2019)

Location: Juba Event: Unconfirmed calls for demonstrations in Juba have been reported for Thursday, May 16 starting in Freedom Square. There has been an increase in security forces throughout Juba. Road closures and impeded traffic flow could occur. U.S. Embassy personnel movements will be restricted from Wednesday evening until Friday morning Actions to Take:  Avoid ... Read More»

Troika Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) express their appreciation of IGAD’s role in advancing the South Sudan peace process. The September 2018 Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), represents an opportunity to build peace and stability in South Sudan. ... Read More»

USAID Launches Partnership to Combat Crop-Threatening Fall Armyworm in South Sudan

A new partnership in South Sudan is combatting Fall Armyworm, an insect that can cause significant damage to crops, including maize and sorghum.  With more than half of South Sudan’s current population—nearly 6.2 million people—in need of life-saving food assistance in January, Fall Armyworm threatens to exacerbate food insecurity that is already severe. South Sudanese ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan – R-ARCSS Celebration Activities moved to October 31

Location: Juba Event: This is an update to a previous security alert. On October 31, the Government of South Sudan will host a gathering of regional leaders and other dignitaries to celebrate the signing of the Revitalized – Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Between October 28-November ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan – R-ARCSS Celebration Activities

Location:  Juba Event:  On October 30, the Government of South Sudan will host a gathering of regional leaders and other dignitaries to celebrate the signing of the Revitalized – Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS).  Between October 28-31, heightened security is expected throughout Juba. Road closures are ... Read More»

Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Talks

The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Norway and delivered by UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Chris Trott. The members of the Troika (the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway) welcome the commitment of the region to come together to ... Read More»

Health Alert: Outbreak of the Ebola Virus in DRC

September 10, 2018 Location: South Sudan Event: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reports an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the provinces of North Kivu and the southern part of Ituri. The northern portion of Ituri province borders South Sudan’s Yei River state. No suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported ... Read More»

Troika Statement on South Sudan Peace Talks

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) support the engagement of the region in the recent Khartoum-based negotiations on outstanding governance and security issues. We acknowledge ... Read More»

Passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term

The following statement is issued on behalf of the Heads of Mission of Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States: The Troika are deeply concerned by the South Sudan Transitional National Legislative Assembly’s passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term, and calls on President Kiir to reject it.  This move will ... Read More»

South Sudan — Travel Advisory — Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to South Sudan due to crime and armed conflict. Violent crime, such as carjackings, shootings, ambushes, assaults, robberies, and kidnappings is common throughout South Sudan, including Juba. Armed conflict is ongoing throughout the country and includes fighting between various political and ethnic groups, and weapons are readily available to the population.  In ... Read More»

South Sudan 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The transitional constitution stipulates separation of religion and state, prohibits religious discrimination, and provides religious groups freedom to worship and assemble, organize themselves, teach, own property, receive financial contributions, communicate and issue publications on religious matters, and establish charitable institutions.  In connection with the continuing civil conflict, government and opposition forces reportedly engaged ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba (May 7, 2018)

Location: Juba, South Sudan Event: Effective immediately and until further notice, the Embassy’s curfew for unofficial travel has been changed from 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Embassy’s curfew for official travel remains 8:30 p.m. Actions to Take: · Use caution when walking or driving at night. · Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport ... Read More»

Celebrating World Press Freedom Day 2018

For Immediate Release                                                                                           May 3, 2018  The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Heads of Mission of Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, Japan, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Celebrating World Press ... Read More»

Joint Statement: Attacks on humanitarian workers must stop

The following statement is issued jointly by the Heads of Missions in Juba of Canada, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. We are deeply concerned by the deteriorating security conditions for humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan. We strongly condemn ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba (April 20, 2018)

Location: Juba, South Sudan Event: Following incidents this week of armed altercations in the Luri district, approximately eight miles west of Juba, there has been heightened screening of vehicles and people at security checkpoints around Juba. ·        Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, the Embassy’s curfew has been temporarily changed from 8:30 ... Read More»

Blocking Civil Society Representative from Traveling is Unacceptable

The action this weekend by National Security Service agents to block a civil society leader from traveling to a transitional justice forum is unacceptable. This action, directed against an officially recognized Stakeholder in the High-Level Revitalization Forum peace talks, calls into question the Government of South Sudan’s commitment to Article 5 of the 2015 Agreement ... Read More»

Troika Statement on Phase 2 of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2018 The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) welcome the parties’ constructive efforts toward compromise for ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  Throughout South Sudan Event:  Demonstrations are being organized in several locations throughout the country to protest the recent announcement of the U.S. arms embargo. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstration. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor local media for updates. Keep a low profile. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location: Dr. John Garang Mausoleum walking towards the U.S. Embassy located on Kololo Road. Currently outside the U.S. Embassy. Event: Eye witness accounts estimated a crowd between 500 and 2,000 assembling this morning and moving towards the U.S. Embassy. There is no announced timeframe for the demonstration. The Embassy has been informed that anti-U.S. protests ... Read More»

U.S. Arms Restrictions on South Sudan

Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert February 2, 2018 The Department of State today announces that it is implementing restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into South Sudan. The United States is appalled by the continuing violence in South Sudan that has created one of Africa’s worst humanitarian crises. The government and ... Read More»

Troika statement on the use of child soldiers

January 29, 2018 Troika statement on the use of child soldiers The Troika Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway echo the great concern expressed by the IGAD Council of Ministers at the continued employment of child soldiers by the Parties. It is appalling that South Sudan’s children are bearing the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to Embassy Personnel Movement

Following reported incidents of armed altercations on the outskirts of Juba on Thursday, January 4, 2018, the U.S. Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change for its personnel.  Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, the Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial/personal movements within Juba.  During this time unofficial/personal travel must conclude ... Read More»

Statement on Cessation of Hostilities violations

The Troika Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway share the deep concern recently expressed by IGAD Council of Ministers Chairman Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu about violations of the December 21 Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement. The Troika strongly condemns these violations. We call on all CoH signatories, and the field commanders ... Read More»

Corruption Sanctions in South Sudan

Yesterday, the President, the Secretary of State, and the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions against South Sudanese National, Benjamin Bol Mel and three of his companies relating to the Administration’s implementation of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The United States is taking this action given Mr. Bol Mel’s role, and that ... Read More»

Reports of Troika Excluding Riek Machar from Revitalization Forum are False

U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release November 24, 2017 Reports of Troika Excluding Riek Machar from Revitalization Forum are False Recent press reports/assertions by the government of South Sudan that the Troika has agreed to exclude Dr. Riek Machar from the IGAD High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) are false/ ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to U.S. Embassy Personnel Movement

As of November 9, 2017, the security situation in Juba remains unchanged.  However, as a precaution during the long U.S. holiday weekend that begins this evening, the U.S. Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change.  Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial movements during periods of ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that in light of recent political events in Juba, the Embassy has reviewed its security situation.  Although there is an increased military presence in a number of locations, the security situation in Juba is unchanged.  The Embassy is fully operational.  Embassy personnel are urged to continue to observe precautions ... Read More»

USAID Launches New Program on Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce a three-year Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency  project in South Sudan, to address widespread food and nutrition deficiencies and help communities become increasingly resilient to shocks including conflict and economic and environment-related shocks. More than three years of conflict have made South Sudan ... Read More»

Deputy Commander of AFRICOM Visits South Sudan

Juba – Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, the Deputy to the AFRICOM Commander for Civil-Military Engagement visited Juba today to learn more about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan. He visited a World Food Program warehouse and met with United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) leaders and humanitarian agencies. He was accompanied by the Charge ... Read More»

Targeted Sanctions

  Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 6, 2017     Today, the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions on two South Sudanese government officials and one former official for their roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, and three companies that are owned or controlled by ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Attends Opening of Joint Operations Center

Juba – On Thursday, August 17, the Ministry of Interior officially launched the Joint Operations Center (JOC) in Juba, South Sudan.  Located at the Nyakuron Police Facility, the purpose of the JOC is to promote coordination among the multiple security forces operating within Juba.  The center has received more than $2 million USD from the ... Read More»

Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak offensive is a ... Read More»

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Famine Risk, Violence, and Forced Displacement

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release July 8, 2017 Today, the United States announced nearly $639 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Commemorates World Refugee Day

Juba – On June 20, the United States joins our partners in South Sudan, the region, and across the world to commemorate World Refugee Day. The primary purpose of this commemorative day is to draw attention to the plight of refugees forced to flee from their homes because of violence, persecution, and insecurity. It is ... Read More»

FBI Legal Attaché Visits South Sudan

Following the attack by SPLA forces on the Terrain Hotel Compound on July 11, 2016, which included an assault on U.S. citizens, the U.S. government asked the government of the Republic of South Sudan to permit the FBI to assist in the investigation and the prosecution. The Minister of Justice subsequently extended an invitation to ... Read More»

Statement by the Troika and Canada Regarding Continuing Violence in South Sudan

The Troika and Canada are deeply concerned about recent actions taken by the government and by the armed opposition that exacerbate the immense security and related humanitarian crises in South Sudan.  As South Sudanese across the country look forward to the Easter holiday, traditionally a time of reconciliation and redemption, they are confronted by an ... Read More»

Mission Director Jeff Bakken, visited Juba International Airport to witness the use of sniffer dogs

Yesterday a USAID team, headed by Mission Director Jeff Bakken, visited Juba International Airport to witness the use of sniffer dogs, funded by USAID, to combat trafficking in illegal wildlife products. USAID invests in South Sudan’s wildlife conservation, land and natural resources management to counter illegal wildlife trafficking and safeguard the country’s natural heritage. Read More»

Annual General Assembly for the Association for Media Development in South Sudan

On March 30, PAO Jeremiah Knight and Press Affairs Assistant Henry Andrea attended the Annual General Assembly meeting for the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) where they shared with the members the Embassy’s support for capacity building among professionals in the journalism/media sector. The event was also attended by the Japanese Ambassador ... Read More»

Message to the Congress Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the ... Read More»

Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

Statement by Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson U.S. Department of State The United States is gravely concerned by the February 20 declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan and by the significant scale of humanitarian need throughout the country. This crisis is man-made, the direct consequence of a conflict prolonged by South Sudanese leaders who ... Read More»

Security Messages For U.S. Citizens

The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan because of ongoing fighting, intercommunal violence, and violent crime. The Department of State has terminated Ordered Departure status for Embassy Juba, and simultaneously adjusted its staffing profile to reflect new conditions on the ground. This replaces the Travel Warning dated ... Read More»

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Samantha Power

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on a Draft UN Security Council Resolution on South Sudan, December 23, 2016 United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy 799 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 (212) 415-4050 http://usun.state.gov AS DELIVERED                                                                             December 23, 2016 Thank you very much, Mr. President. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 25, 2016)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in South Sudan that it has received reports that First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba on Tuesday, April 26. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises all U.S. citizens, particularly those in Juba, to limit ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 23, 2016)

First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba this afternoon. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises all U.S. citizens, particularly those in Juba, to limit your movements. There may be checkpoints, road closures and other travel impediments around the city. The U.S. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Technical Issues (July 16, 2015)

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and ... Read More»

Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning (June 6, 2015)

Last Updated: December 31, 2015 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan.  The U.S. Embassy in Juba continues to operate at reduced staffing levels due to continued armed conflict outside Juba. The U.S. Embassy has little capacity to reach U.S. citizens with emergencies outside Juba because ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increasing Violence in Unity State (May 12, 2015)

This is to notify U.S. citizens that the U.S. Embassy has received reports of increasing violence in Unity state.  Many international organizations have withdrawn their staff from the region, and the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in the area to depart immediately.  U.S. citizens are advised to be alert, remain aware of your surroundings, and ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: SPLM Public Rally (March 17, 2015)

This is to notify U.S. citizens that the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has a public rally planned on Wednesday, March 18, beginning at 8:00a.m., at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba.  President Salva Kiir is expected to address the audience.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to limit their movements in the vicinity of the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caution Against Hiking on Jebel Mountain (February 23, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens against hiking in the Jebel Mountain area.  Five non-South Sudanese citizens were recently detained by South Sudanese government officials while hiking on Jebel Mountain in the Rock City area of Juba for not having permission to be on the mountain.  Past incidents on Jebel Mountain include the death of ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S Citizens: Caution Against Hiking on Jebel Mountain (February 20, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens against hiking in the Jebel Mountain area. Five non-South Sudanese citizens were recently detained by South Sudanese government officials while hiking on Jebel Mountain in the Rock City area of Juba for not having permission to be on the mountain. Past incidents on Jebel Mountain include the death of ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S Citizens: Increase in Crime (February 10, 2015)

Data collected by Embassy sources indicates an increase in criminal incidents occurring over the past year. These incidents have affected hotels, international residential compounds, commercial establishments, and government facilities. In Juba, there have been multiple instances of daytime armed robbery at establishments frequently patronized by the international community over the past few weeks and also ... Read More»
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