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Christian Aid in South Sudan

Christian Aid has been operating in the Sudan and the current South Sudan since the 1970s and we opened our field office in Juba, South Sudan, in 2008.

South Sudan became an independent country in 2011 amid much hope and optimism, following a referendum in which its people voted overwhelmingly to separate from Sudan.

However, following a power crisis which erupted in 2013, South Sudan has spiralled into a conflict, which has spread across most parts of the country and leading to deaths of thousands of people and increased internal displacement.

Todayover 6 million people - half of the population - are facing extreme hunger and increasing rates of acute malnutrition.

Our South Sudan country programme continues to develop our tackling violence, building peace (TVBP) work, strengthen our humanitarian response and consolidate our health and nutrition programming.

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Our aims

  1. To support conflict-affected communities to co-exist and develop in a peaceful, just and secure environment
  2. To reduce humanitarian vulnerability of conflict affected communities and strengthen their resilience towards recovery from conflict 
  3. To improve access to quality health care for poor and marginalised communities
  4. To expand community opportunities to gain sustainable livelihoods that address short term wellbeing needs and contribute to poverty eradication 
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In South Sudan we work on...

Humanitarian

Our humanitarian work helps disaster-affected people in hard-to-reach and the worst affected areas. We ensure their essential and immediate needs are met and enable them to resume integrated resilient livelihoods more quickly.

All our partners, including churches, have adequate capacity to anticipate, prepare, and protect the lives and livelihoods of most vulnerable, and respond to threats, shocks and hazards ensuring strong commitment to conflict sensitivity.

Tackling violence, building peace

Our work on tackling violence, building peace aims to empower vulnerable women and men.

We work to equip communities with the knowledge and tools they need so they can successfully address key drivers of conflict and engage with credible spaces for dialogue and inform political peace processes.

We also encourage church leaders to represent grassroots voices to advocate for peace and lay the groundwork for long-term reconciliation.

Our work also involves engaging with staff and partners so they are better equipped to understand and respond to psychosocial needs.

Health

Through our distinct Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (PVCA) approach, that exposes and addresses hidden, visible and invisible power dynamics, communities are able to analyse, prevent and respond to health nutrition related risks through integrated and gender responsive approaches.

Women are empowered and are able to exercise control over health and nutrition decision making for themselves and their households.

Our programme also uses lessons learnt to contribute to organisational learning and best practice in health programming in challenging contexts.

Gender Inequality

Our programme delivers and champions a gender transformative and inclusive programming approach across all thematic areas, addressing gender inequalities and issues of equity and social norms and ensuring inclusion of vulnerable groups and communities in South Sudan.

We will do this in a way that is targeted, sustainable, and transformative and ‘leaves no one behind’.

Where we work and who we work with

Christian Aid South Sudan is based in Juba.

We also draw on the expertise of colleagues from other Christian Aid teams across Africa and the world, including staff at Christian Aid’s UK headquarters, as well as INGO networks in South Sudan and beyond.

We are currently updating this page and further information will be coming soon.

Reports and resources

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Contact us

Christian Aid South Sudan is based in Juba. We also draw on the expertise of colleagues from other Christian Aid teams across Africa and the world, staff at Christian Aid’s UK headquarters, as well as INGO networks in South Sudan and beyond.