South Sudan is a young country, and that comes with problems. In 2013, there was an outbreak of violence which continues today. It was caused by Salva Kiir, the President of the new South Sudan, accusing his vice president, Riek Machar of plotting a coup. The conflict is one of ethnicity, Kiir is Dinka while Machar is Nuer. This has led to tens of thousands being killed and millions of residents displaced. What started as a political squabble, has escalated to a full on ethnic war. There are many things that are being done to stop the fighting, and the United States and UN have intervened and provided aid to put the country at rest. A truce had been agreed on in January of 2014, but has since fallen through. This war comes in the wake of the all too recent Sudan Civil War. In a country torn by war, times of peace cannot come soon enough.