Refugees in South Sudan learning essential life skills

As more than 1.9 million people flee South Sudan and seek refuge in other countries. Yet, about 8,600 people from neighbouring countries have sought refuge in South Sudan.

Most of these refugees are from Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and Sudan and live in various refugee settlements in South Sudan.

World Vision is managing Makpandu Refugee Camp, which, with close to 4,000 refugees, hosts almost half of the entire refugee population in South Sudan. World Vision provides various humanitarian services including child protection as well as programmes aimed to prevent gender based violence. World Vision is also helping provide health care,  education, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, livelihood and food security activities.

To support the refugees to earn a living to supplement the assistance they receive, World Vision has a vocational training programme that trains refugees in essential employment skills such as bread making, tailoring, carpentry and mechanics. Beneficiaries also receive starter kits for to kick off their income generating activities.