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. 

 

  • 21 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 77 people with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

 

  • 10 schools were built, renovated or received resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

 

  • 220,000 tablets of life-saving medicationwere shipped to stock medical clinics
  • 135,000 packets of life-saving therapeutic food were distributed
  • 83,873 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 2,748 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 158,360 children were screened for malnutrition to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 1,391 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 3,238 women and children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 4,732 babies were delivered safely, with the help of a skilled birth attendant
  • 40 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 17 health facilities were improved with renovations or stocked with resources to better care for children and families
  • 65,282 people benefited from medical consultations and treatment in health facilities
  • 417,680 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 9,417 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

 

  • 1,344 life-saving support items like tents, cooking sets and hygiene kits were distributed
  • 169 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 16 committees are promoting sanitary behaviours and managing water supply systems to ensure long term access to clean water
 

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

 

  • 26 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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