This 2021, we will go further to fulfill Our Promise to serve the children of South Sudan
"Responding to a pandemic as unprecedented as COVID-19 demands, above all, the "Jesus approach" of unconditional love and care for the needy, looking after our neighbours, and deliberate contributions to the global good" - Dr. Mesfin Loha, Country Director, World Vision South Sudan
An empowered world view changes a South Sudanese family’s perspective on peace, harmony and unity
"The Empowered World View training changed my perspective in life and even helped me land a job. I started believing in myself more. I realized that quarreling with my husband was not the solution but rather working together to raise our family."
A Game Changer in Agriculture: Akech raises South Sudanese women at the frontline of fight against hunger
A Game Changer for Women in Agriculture: Akech, a mother of seven from Warrap State, has proven that South Sudanese women if given the opportunity, can be a great leader. She did not just change her life, but her whole community as well, leading by example.
This future president of South Sudan rejoices as schools open: “My hope is alive again”
International Day of the Girl Child: On this day, let us support girls like Christine, future leaders and advocates of South Sudan, so they achieve a life of fullness. "I am studying very hard to become South Sudan’s president someday and give children a better education”, Christine confidently declares."
Pregnant mothers in South Sudan raise fears of coronavirus affecting their babies and well-being
"COVID-19 is not easy for pregnant mothers like me. Many women in my community lost their babies due to lack of proper nutrition. Since the lockdown, most of us stay home and wait on our husbands to provide. But their income is not enough to feed the family. I thank God and the World Vision team", says Achol, a pregnant mother of two.
Child rights clubs in South Sudan campaign against early marriage
“Making a difference and discovering who I am is important. I appreciate World Vision’s intervention and education campaigns, or else I would still be home now or even forced to marry”, says Ayak Daniel Angui.
Farming and community support turns Dijas' worries into smiles
#WorldHumanitarianDay: Hardworking fathers like Dijas is a #hiddenhero who will do everything to raise his children well. Fleeing from his village in neighboring Sudan, Dijas brought his family to Makpandu Refugee Camp in South Sudan where he became an active member of World Vision's livelihood program along with his wife Hellen. Join us in supporting #RealLifeHeroes like Dijas.
A humanitarian’s plea: “We must unite to achieve peace, rebuild South Sudan and bring back our scattered families”
#WorldHumanitarianDay: In 2013, Philip has to go to work despite the intense fighting in Upper Nile State after securing his family's safety. Having gone through the pain and had seen the lost lives of his own countrymen, he appeals for the South Sudanese people to join hands to rebuild the country for the children's future. Join us in supporting #RealLifeHeroes like Philip.
#RealLifeHeroes go the extra mile to reach the most vulnerable in South Sudan's riskiest of places
#WorldHumanitarianDay: This week and every day, World Vision honors the heroism of all humanitarian workers in South Sudan, in the fragile states and all over the world.
#RealLifeHeroes: South Sudan's women humanitarians share why they do what they do to serve others
#WorldHumanitarianDay: South Sudan's women humanitarians are beginning to rise and get heard advocating for issues that impact the country's over 12 million population. Let's hear from Janet Abishai, Annet Kabang, Nyanchop Monychol, Mary Kiden and Scovia Faida Charles Duku why serving is a passion and a source of strength for them. Join us to continue supporting our #RealLifeHeroes!
Not even COVID-19 can stop this advocate against gender-based violence: My work cannot wait
#WorldHumanitarianDay: Nyanchop grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya wondering why they lived in a small tukul and their mother had to forego food so she can give it to her children. But her determination to have a better life so she can help her own family and community molded her as a passionate advocate against gender-based violence. Join us in supporting #RealLifeHeroes like Nyanchop.
Now an accountant, learning under South Sudan's trees did not stop Richard from pursuing his dream
#WorldHumanitarianDay: "On our first day, after going through the walking challenge, we were surprised to see the school had no classrooms, no desks, with only three teachers, who offered their services voluntarily, waiting for us", says Richard Ochira. But the difficulties did not discourage Richard from achieving his dream of becoming an accountant. Join us in supporting #RealLifeHeroes like Richard.
#HiddenHero: Serving others with love and courage amid COVID-19 in South Sudan | World Vision
World Vision's #HiddenHero in South Sudan delivers humanitarian assistance even on difficult challenges like risks of COVID-19. Every effort is filled with commitment, courage, and compassion for fellow South Sudanese in urgent need. We celebrate their quiet heroism. The world needs more.
South Sudan's mothers battle COVID-19 pandemic with livelihood and resilience
#RealLifeHeroes: Instead of losing hope and giving up during this COVID-19 pandemic, these South Sudanese mothers are producing face masks to earn income, feed their children, and protect their communities. Every mother is a #hiddenhero doing her best for her family - with eyes focused on a brighter future.
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 the 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 on 9 July 2011.
The widespread violence during the country’s 5th anniversary of independence made the humanitarian emergency even worse. Food insecurity continues to plague over 7 million people and a recent UN report stated that an estimated 360,000 children under five suffer severe malnutrition.
Today, World Vision's humanitarian assistance has reached out to over 1.5 million people in need through various initiatives such as food security and livelihood, health and nutrition, protection, education, water, sanitation and hygiene among others.
More than two million children, or over 70 %, are out of school in South Sudan, putting at risk their futures and the future of the country”, a UN report states, underscoring the sad state of education. Through World Vision's education work, over 220,000 children were supported.
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.