South Sudan marks 3rd birthday, despite war and famine
9 July 2014 Last updated at 09:14 BST
It is the world's newest country and today marks the third anniversary of South Sudan's independence.
But aid agencies are warning it faces a growing humanitarian crisis, with four million people likely to face critical food shortages unless they receive help.
A power struggle there has led to prolonged fighting and a huge refugee problem.
Anne Soy reports.