Respond to acute crisis fueled by ongoing conflict and provide long-term solutions that improve food security and livelihoods, education, social services and protection.
The euphoria that followed Independence on July 9, 2011 was short lived. Complex political, economic and humanitarian issues have resurfaced since nationhood was achieved. South Sudan and Sudan have been unable to resolve issues over borders, boundaries, oil revenues, wealth-sharing and citizenship, leading to sporadic attacks and refugees trapped in desperate circumstances on both sides.
Most recently, internal divisions caused violence to erupt in the capital of Juba in December 2013. Political and ethnic conflict has since spread throughout the states, displacing almost 2 million people. An acute humanitarian crisis has developed, increasing immediate needs for clean water, health care, sanitation, food, shelter and protection.
- Emergency response: Providing urgent assistance, including shelter supplies, water and sanitation to thousands displaced by the current conflict
- Children & Youth: Building temporary classrooms and providing school supplies to children in border towns destroyed by fighting
- Agriculture & Food Helping families re-establish farms and livelihoods as they return home from years as refugees
- Conflict & Governance: Engaging a network of community-based organizations to prioritize needs and foster peaceful co-existence between residents and returnees
- Economic opportunity: Increasing families' self-reliance by supporting local markets and businesses
All stories about South Sudan
South Sudan: Poverty Gives Himself to Others
Poverty Alfred Tabaan was born as Sudan was entering its second civil war (1983-2005) and learned quickly that he would need to be resilient to succeed in life. During the war, he and his family fled to Uganda where the family settled.
South Sudan: Rebuilding, Brick by Brick
Renk, Southern Sudan — While walking along the emaciated Nile River at the height of last year's dry season, unemployed banker Diew Ajak encountered a curiously constructed brick.
South Sudan: Video: Sports For Peace and Life in Sudan
South Sudan: Using Sport to Teach AIDS Awareness in Sudan
How do you reach young people in one of world's most remote places about one of its deadliest diseases?
South Sudan: Generating Market Opportunities
Agok, southern Sudan — Before April of this year, whatever hustle and bustle existed in this lightly populated farming town typically ceased after sunset.
South Sudan: Improving Child Health in Recovering South
Few habitable places on earth are more remote than the villages of Ulang County, South Sudan. Some families there live a two-hour walk from the nearest water source. Others can reach the main town only by walking six hours along a narrow trail.
South Sudan: Sudanese Girls Go for the Gold
In the midst of the desolate and arid south Sudanese landscape, a jubilant stream of young women and girls burst forward. Some clad in athletic gear, some in traditional tribal dresses and many in rags, they punctuate the hot desert silence with their laughter.
South Sudan: Playing for Peace
In the hot and arid landscape of South Sudan, thousands of people gathered to watch the opening ceremonies of the fifth annual Twic Olympics — a sporting competition and festival designed to build bridges between warring Sudanese tribes.