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Danmarks Ambassade, Etiopien

Bole Subcity
Woreda 03 (Bole - 03)
P.O.Box 12955
629 Street
House no. 99_11
Addis Ababa

Phone number:
+251 (0) 911 17 49 49

Visa Section: +251 (0) 116 17 49 70
Visa Section: +251 (0) 910 12 33 21

Telephone hours visa section:
 Monday: 10-12 and Thursday: 14-16

Denmark in South Sudan

The Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, covers South Sudan. In Juba, South Sudan, the Embassy has a Senior Advisor placed. Below, you can find information about travel and residence in South Sudan, a brief summary of South Sudan's recent history, as well as a description of Denmark's current cooperation with South Sudan.

Travel and residence
If you need consular services while visiting South Sudan you are to contact the Danish Embassy of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

Danish citizens are required to have visa for South Sudan. Visas can be applied for at the South Sudanese embassy in Oslo.
The Foreign ministry advises citizens to consult the travel advice for Sudan, as well as travel advices from other countries, before travelling to South Sudan.

Please register in the Foreign Ministry's database, if you are travelling to South Sudan.

In cases of emergency, the Foreign Ministry's "24/7 Globale vagtcenter" can be contacted at +45 3392 1112 or bbb@um.dk.

South Sudan's recent history
After decades of civil war, involving the regime in Khartoum, Sudan and warring South Sudanese factions, South Sudan became an independent nation state on 9 July 2011. The independence from Khartoum inspired a good deal of enthusiasm and hopes were high for the young nation. However, in December 2013, a long standing power struggle in the South Sudanese ruling party, SPLM (Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement), over influence and resources erupted into violent confrontation. Since the outbreak, the conflict has spread to large parts of the country, dividing the armed forces in the SPLA (Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army) and parts of the country along ethnic lines, and fuelling already ongoing local level clashes over cattle, land and water.

After months of difficult peace negotiations led by IGAD Plus (IGAD, EU, UN, China and the Troika, i.e. UK, US and Norway), the two major warring parties signed a peace agreement in August 2015, the Agreement on the Resolution of the Crisis in the Republic of South Sudan - ARCSS, which focussed on reuniting the warring parties and strengthening the state-building of South Sudan. Already from the onset implementation of the agreement proved challenging, and the process has faced many set-backs and deferred deadlines. The political and military landscape has changed dramatically since the signing of the ARCSS in 2015, which at the time was characterized by two major warring parties, but which now consists of at least a dozen individual armed groups typically representing ethnic entities. In an attempt to reinvigorate the ARCSS, the regional organisation for the Horn of Africa IGAD facilitated a High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) in Addis Ababa in December 2017, which on 21st December 2017 concluded in the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (COHA). The COHA is challenged on the ground by both opposition and government forces and the Ceasefire monitoring and verification mechanism CTSAMM is working hard to monitor and report on violations to the agreement. The High Level Revitalization process in ongoing.

Notwithstanding the on-going peace efforts, South Sudan suffers acute symptoms of a failing state. Government institutions are extremely weak, the annual inflation fluctuates considerably but is far above 100% and there is a risk of economic collapse, and the country faces numerous security and protection challenges as the civil war has spread throughout the country. Especially women and girls suffer the consequences of living in an environment where human rights are not respected, and massive poverty, 7 million people depending on foreign food assistance out of a population of 12 million, and 4 million people displaced, has cast South Sudan into a chronic humanitarian crisis.


Danish Strategy and Assistance to South Sudan
Denmark has been engaged in South Sudan even from before independence in 2011. The Danish engagement with South Sudan comprises humanitarian assistance, development engagement as well as military and civilian personnel contributions to UN’s Peacekeeping Mission (UNMISS). The strategy for Denmark’s engagement is described in the Danish Country Policy Paper for South Sudan 2016-2018 which includes three priorities:

1. Preventing violence and atrocities. Enhancing people's security and protection

2. Sustainable peace. Promoting inclusive governance and supporting the peace process including justice and reconciliation

3. Enhancing living conditions. Saving lives, building resilience and improving livelihoods

Straight after independence in 2011, Denmark engaged in a broad-based and flexible country development programme (2011-2015) which included strengthening local institutions, the civil society as well as equal access to education for girls and fighting gender-based violence. The new programme for Denmark's development engagement in South Sudan (2016-2018) is currently under formulation.

Download Denmark's Country Policy Paper for South Sudan 2016-2018 here, which also includes more detailed information on the situation in South Sudan.


Last updated 30.05.2018