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South Sudan

South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, celebrated its independence in 2011. The hope for a peaceful future brought by independence was not to last, however. In December 2013, violent confrontations between government and opposition forces led to a brutal civil war that is still raging. Since then, over 4 million South Sudanese people have been forced to flee their homes, and almost half of the country's population does not have enough to eat. This leads to a high risk of infectious diseases such as cholera and measles.

The years-long conflict has seen the inadequate infrastructure which was available before completely collapse, making many regions inaccessible for humanitarian aid. Up to 2.4 million children are also out of school.

Please make a donation to help people in need in South Sudan!

Malteser International has been working in what is now South Sudan since 1996. In recent years, our programs focus on improving water, sanitation and hygiene as well as food and nutrition security. They build however, on a strong experience in the healthcare with activities including provision of basic medical care as well as the treatment of tuberculosis and sleeping sickness.

Stories from South Sudan:

Forgotten Crises #IntoFocus

South Sudan is one of three countries that are part of the #IntoFocus Campagne, which sheds light on forgotten crises. 

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"My healthy friend"

In our project, schoolgirls in Juba County learn how to protect themselves against the coronavirus. 

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Read how Emmanuela Gore went from being a beneficiary of aid to a humanitarian in one of the most dangerous countries for aid workers.

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Millions are on the brink of starvation

More people are hungry in more places than ever before in South Sudan.

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How Lunch Can Help Secure the Future of Children

For Suzanne Peter having a warm lunch meal everyday is no matter of course.

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Lunch meals

Our program aims at alleviating hunger for the most vulnerable by providing primary school children with a hot, nutritious meal.

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A well of hope

The abandoned village of Momoi has renewed hope for a better future.

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Conversation in place of fighting

The conflict between pastoralists and farmers is a recurrent source of conflict in South Sudan.

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Finding refuge in the House of God

In Wau, South Sudan’s second largest city, tens of thousands of people have found refuge.

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Inspiration for the future

We have been training hundreds of remarkable young people as nurses and health workers to help them build a better future.

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Promoting urban gardens

One of our strategies to tackle the ongoing issue of food insecurity in South Sudan is to proliferate school gardens. 

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As a sponsoring partner, your regular donation gives real, life-changing help to people in need in our project regions. Your commitment helps us plan ahead and bring about long-lasting impact.

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Our Work in South Sudan

Office locations: Juba, Wau

Project regions: Juba, Wau, Maridi, Yei, Deim Zubeir, Rumbek

Partners: Don Bosco Wau, Catholic University of South Sudan, Catholic Diocese of Wau, Rural Action Against Hunger (RAAH)

Photo credit: Nyokabi Kahura/Malteser International


Mathis Biermann


Email: mathis.biermann(at)malteser-international.org

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