The Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 ended 22 years of civil war which caused massive destruction and suffering, as well as significant displacement of the different ethnic groups of North and South Sudan (Dinkas, Nuer, Shilluk and Murle, among others).
The conflict between the ethnic groups, government and militias was fuelled by oil reserves developed by foreign companies. This exacerbated the conflict because the huge potential profits increased the incentives for control of the land, resulting in all kinds of human rights violations.
The South Sudan Center for Conflict Resolution (SSCCR) is an indigenous organisation which started in 2008 as an initiative to engage young people with ideas of peace, development and human rights for communities from the southern Sudan region.
The SSCCR has offices in Bentiu Town and Juba. It works in collaboration with both local and international NGOS and UN agencies to achieve and keep the peace in this region through peacebuilding activities, democracy promotion, coexistence, humanitarian assistance, livelihoods and training programmes.