publication • Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
South Sudan - February 2019 Situation Report
- South Sudan remains in a serious humanitarian crisis due to the cumulative effects of years of conflict and violence against civilians which has destroyed livelihoods and forced displacement of more than 4.2 million people both within the country and as refugees in the neighbouring countries.
- Preparedness: Following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the North Kivu Province of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo at the beginning of August 2018, there is an increased threat of cross-border spread into South Sudan. To prevent the potential spread and ensure readiness for any eventualities, a preparedness and response plan has been activated in the Western Equatoria zone led by World Vision and in partnership with the Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation and other partner agencies.
- Resilience and Sustainability: To address the long-term needs of the population in-need, World Vision’s programmes build the capacity and skills of people to support themselves. Training on livelihoods, vocational and business skills, proper nutrition, health and sanitation among others are being conducted to encourage resilience and sustainability.
For more information, read or download our February 2019 situation report.