Fighting in South Sudan (December 17, 2013)
France is extremely concerned at the fighting that has broken out in Juba, in South Sudan, causing dozens of casualties.
It calls on the parties to the conflict to demonstrate the utmost restraint and to seek a peaceful solution.
In cooperation with the other missions from EU countries, the Embassy of France in South Sudan has set up a crisis unit. It is keeping the French community fully informed of the latest developments and the safety precautions to be observed.
There are 160 French citizens, of whom 114 are registered at the embassy. Most of them live in Juba and work for non-governmental organizations. There are approximately 430 European citizens in Juba.