South Sudan

Working With Children in South Sudan



Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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:
  • 59,313 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 1,914 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 615 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 33,624 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 260,864 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in South Sudan, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020

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