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, in December 2013, a major conflict erupted that has devastated areas of the country and escalated ethnic tensions.
South Sudan is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. Our partners are working in the areas worst affected by violence, providing emergency supplies such as food, clean water, hygiene kits and shelter.
We are currently updating this page and further information will be coming soon.
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South Sudan is facing catastrophic food shortages, caused by four years of conflict in the country.
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The fields are empty – the sowers have fled, the schools are empty – the children are taken, the clinics are empty – there is no medicine.
We pray for the many casualties of war in South Sudan for those bereaved or injured by conflict for those bereft of their homes and livelihoods...
Please join us in praying for the people of South Sudan, millions of whom have been forced to flee their homes due to violence.
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Lessons from South Sudan demonstrate why involving and strengthening national actors is the only approach that is truly effective and sustainable.
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.
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