On Sunday, November 19, we will celebrate the First World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis announced the World Day for the Poor in his concluding message for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. To commemorate the day, the Pope will celebrate mass with people in need and those who assist them, after which he will have lunch with them in the Vatican audience hall. In support of this move, Malteser International is organizing a practical initiative for children in South Sudan: our will have lunch together with homeless children, teachers, and about 2,000 pupils from Al Salam Primary School in Juba.Read more
Do good this Christmas!
Christmas is almost upon us. Are you looking to do something meaningful? Why not provide a moment of happiness to a child who might otherwise not get a present this year? As the season starts, we invite you to show some care to children in Juba, South Sudan.
With just 5 Euros, you can give a school child a warm meal every day for one month.
With 100 Euros, you can extend this happiness to a whole class.
We are counting on you to help us bring joy to children undergoing poverty and war.
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 the government and opposition forces were already beginning. Since then, 2.5 million South Sudanese people have been forced to flee their homes and villages, almost half of the population does not have enough to eat, and therefore, the risk that infectious diseases, such as cholera and measles, will spread is rising. In some regions, the already completely inadequate medical infrastructure has completely collapsed.
Malteser International has been working in what is now South Sudan since 1996 – above all in the medical field. In recent years, the original focus on the care of patients with tuberculosis and sleeping sickness, and the provision of basic medical care have been expanded to include programs in the fields of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and food security.
Malteser International Locations: Juba (Coordination Office), Rumbek, Maridi, Wau
Our projects in South Sudan
Our staff risk their lives every day to ensure a life in health and dignity for vulnerable people around the world. In recent years, aid workers have increasingly become targets of violent attacks. On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day 2017, we talked to Emmanuela Gore, our project officer in South Sudan, who was once a beneficiary of aid. Here, she tells us her story from aid recipient to aid worker in a dangerous working condition.Read more
Through years of conflict and high tension in South Sudan, Malteser International has been training hundreds of remarkable young people as nurses and health workers to help them fulfil their dream of building a better future for their fragile country. Read some of their stories here:Read more