South Sudan

Working With Children in South Sudan

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:

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

  • 293 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 2,720 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2,238 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 9,103 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 40,394 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 62 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 22 people were trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 
  • 8 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 12,000 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 204 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
  • 30,135 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
     

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 12 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 45,597 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 1,142 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 5,831 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 953 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children and families receive essential supplies to help them survive and begin recovery in emergencies.

 
  • 4,900 people received daily essentials like shelter, cooking sets and hygiene kits, protecting families during emergencies
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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