Merlin gets serious on hand washing; confides, "Mothers in Juba are terrified of coronavirus"
Growing concerns are being shared by mothers like Merlin on how their families could suffer from the pandemic. “This disease is so terrifying. I will make sure my baby and I are safe, by following the advice shared at the nutrition center".
World Vision shall respond to COVID19 pandemic as proactively as it did with the Ebola in South Sudan
South Sudan prepares as the looking threat of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic looks. How do we respond? World Vision's Country Programme Director Mesfin Loha says, "Together and united, we can contain the impact of this pandemic in South Sudan and globally."
Over 624,050 people in South Sudan enjoy clean water and access to WASH facilities and services
The protracted conflict and economic crisis have left over 5.3 million people without sufficient public health, water, sanitation, and hygiene services, leaving many susceptible to preventable diseases and malnutrition.
Village by village, South Sudanese health workers save over 12,000 children from killer diseases
The health workers' courage and dedication know no barriers. They persist even with the most daunting challenges to reach out to families in South Sudan's remote communities.
Kodok’s women create a happy place to fight hunger and malnutrition
These hardworking women from South Sudan's remote county proved to everyone that with passion, they can turn a barren place into a happy place.
Abducted and raped, former child soldier fights for her future: “I am not ashamed”
“I am not ashamed of what happened to me anymore. I have a future to fight for,” Rose, a former child soldier, declares.
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.