Communities in South Sudan join hands to prevent Ebola and harmful practices
Some of the people in South Sudan believe that Ebola is not real. Some even argue it is a complication resulting from having malaria. When beliefs and practices are rooted in culture, it becomes harder for communities to change behavior to avoid the risks of deadly diseases such as Ebola.
Flooding highlights field workers' courage in South Sudan's remote communities
Most of the locations are difficult to reach by transport due to pocked-marked roads that are tough for vehicles to navigate. These areas also get easily flooded by torrential rains. This year was among the worst.
Displaced South Sudanese women's wish: "A lasting peace so we can finally go home"
At least 80 percent of the displaced population in South Sudan's Protection of Civilians' (POC) sites are women and children. One cannot imagine how tough it is for a mother to raise and protect her children in this environment.
World Vision welcomes WFP’s new Country Representative & Director Matthew Hollingworth in South Sudan
The partnership of the World Food Programme and World Vision in South Sudan has generated a combined total projects value of USD 76.9 million reaching out to over 800,000 people.
The daily transport grind is over; 300 South Sudanese girls get bicycles
Three hundred girls and young mothers in South Sudan's Yambio County recently received bicycles that they can use in going to school, helping their families and community. Sentina shared she wants to study and become her country's Minister of Health.
Suzi Bullen: “Driving is not just a skill but a chance to serve my fellow South Sudanese”
Suzi's goal is to do her part in delivering World Vision's commitment to the communities no matter how difficult.
“Women humanitarians are in an uphill battle; thankfully the tribe is growing"
"I carry the weight of every woman & child’s story as a reminder of their challenges, their strengths and accomplishments."
World Vision has been working in South Sudan since 1989 and has served over 1.3 million people, more than 600,000 of them children, through our humanitarian work. Our operations cover four major zones: Juba, Upper Nile, Warrap and Western Equatoria.
We were one of the few organizations that provided assistance during war to the displaced populations in what was then the Southern Sudan region of Sudan, until after the birth of the Republic of South Sudan.
The widespread violence during the country’s 5th anniversary of independence made the humanitarian emergency even worse. Food insecurity continue to plague over 7 million people and a recent UN report stated that an estimated 360,000 children under five suffer severe malnutrition.
James’s story, a former child soldier
Water is Life
We have provided over 212,000 people with clean water in South Sudan. Apart from promoting good health and hygiene, these girls will no longer have to walk for miles to get their supply. It is right next to their houses.
With hot and healthy food served in school meal program, children like Kon can focus on their studies and learn more. It looks yummy!
World Vision has over 1,000 staff working in four zones in South Sudan: Juba, Upper Nile, Warrap and Western Equatoria. Working in a fragile context not only requires competence and skills it also requires commitment and courage.
It Takes A Nation
More than 19,000 children in South Sudan are associated with armed groups and the long-running conflict. This has to stop.