South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. In 2006, the Sudan Household Survey showed that for every 100,000 live births, 2,054 South Sudanese women die. Not only is this tragic for the thousands of children who grow up without a mother, but it’s also threatening the development and stability of an entire generation. The world’s youngest country gained independence in 2011. Not long after, in 2013, the country erupted in fighting, and, for more than three years, restoring peace remains elusive. Thousands of people have died, and almost two million have been internally displaced.