Armed conflict destroys town of Pibor in South Sudan

Between the fighting and looting by both rebel and South Sudanese forces, the homes and a hospital in Pibor have been looted and destroyed. Jonglei state is the site of a rebel insurgency, the South Sudan Democratic Movement, that has stated it wants to overthrow the government. Several countries advise their citizens to avoid all travel to South Sudan at this time due to armed conflict and the unpredictable personal security situation.

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