South Sudan has been hit with violence and political instability since the country’s independence in 2011. The conflict has interrupted agricultural and economic activities.
More than 2.2 million people have left their homes. Neighbouring countries or safer towns have been unable to cope with the arrival of the refugees. Families are living in crowded temporary shelters.
Malnutrition and disease are common. Bad harvests, lack of information about proper feeding, and poor health and nutrition services makes it hard for children to survive and grow strong.
Finishing school remains a challenge despite government efforts, especially for girls. School buildings are often inadequate and qualified teachers are scarce.
With the support of Canadians, World Vision is helping meet the immediate needs of children and families, especially those affected by conflict.
World Vision’s efforts include:
- Distributing lifesaving supplies like food, emergency shelter, and hygiene kits
- Building latrines and wells so families can enjoy clean water and more sanitary environments
- Teaching families better ways to achieve health, hygiene, nutrition, and food production so they can protect their children and keep them well-nourished
- Preventing of gender-based violence and working for equal participation of women, men, boys, and girls in community activities