South Sudan

Working With Children in South Sudan



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South Sudan observed 6 years of independence in July 2016, but the new country continues to experience instability and is still a fragile state. One in five people have had to flee their homes since the re-emergence of conflict in 2013. Ongoing conflict makes it difficult to reach the most vulnerable with much needed assistance.

In February 2017, famine was officially declared in part of the country. A combination of conflict and climate change has pushed hundreds of thousands to the brink of survival with 270,000 children in South Sudan suffering the most critical form of malnutrition. Thanks to the support of individual Canadians and the Government of Canada, we are on the ground with monthly food rations, targeted health services for children and pregnant women, and seeds, tools and training to help farmers build self-reliance even in the face of severe conditions.

Your impact in South Sudan

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

  • 109 cases of gender-based violence were identified and followed up on.
  • 59 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 3 events were held to increase awareness about gender-based violence.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 8,612 community members were reached through awareness sessions and information on the importance of education.
  • 7,826 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 595 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 147,885 patient consultations were provided by health professionals through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 300 pregnant or lactating women who received maternal health and nutrition services.
  • 8,838 children received age-appropriate immunizations to protect them against childhood illness.
  • 246 malnourished children between six months old and age five were admitted to supplementary feeding programs and outpatient therapeutic nutrition programs.
  • 61,125 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 64 government health staff received training in topics relevant to their roles and responsibilities.
  • 122 community health workers and volunteers were trained in topics equipping them to provide good care for children and families.
  • 2,500,000 deworming medication was shipped, aiding in children's good health and development.
  • 1,125,000 people received deworming treatment to support their health and development.
  • 900 malnourished children received full courses of nutrition treatment with life saving ready-to-use therapeutic food packets.
  • 200,000 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 579 people received clean birthing kits, helping to support women's safe, healthy childbirth and recovery.
  • 580 clean birthing kits were distributed to help with safe and healthy deliveries.
  • 135,000 ready-to-use therapeutic food packets were distributed, providing a source of emergency nutrition for malnourished children.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 34,077 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 13,286 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 3 training and awareness sessions on water, sanitation and hygiene were conducted.
  • 60 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 12,382 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 68,854 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 334,949 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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