Mobilizing lifesaving assistance to South Sudan
July 14, 2016 - After intense fighting followed by a fragile ceasefire in Juba, South Sudan, World Vision is mobilizing its emergency response to provide lifesaving assistance to thousands of newly displaced people.
South Sudan Growing Pains
July 8, 2016 - This Saturday July 9, South Sudan will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its independence. But the world's newest country continues to experience urgent humanitarian challenges that require greater support from Canada and the international community.
The signing of the peace agreement by South Sudan's President is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies say it is only the beginning of a long, hard journey towards peace and reconciliation.
16-year-old Achol became a caregiver after her parents were killed in Bentiu, South Sudan - one of the towns which has been devastated by fighting over the past 18 months. When the fighting started in December 2013, Achol fled into the bush with her four younger siblings to escape.
In South Sudan World Vision is working to support children and families who are living alongside the conflict that has raged in the country since December 2013.