What You Need to Know
The food crisis is extremely dire with over half of the population in urgent need of food including 50,000 people at risk of starvation. One in 3 South Sudanese have been displaced by the conflict, either internally or to neighboring countries. The vast majority of displaced people are women and children.Donate Next
Seven aid workers from a national NGO abducted in March while delivering aid were safely released in mid-April. The third round of peace talks, scheduled for April 26th, has been postponed due to political and security disagreements.Donate Next
Following Africa’s longest running civil war, South Sudan, formed by the ten southern states of Sudan, gained independence in July 2011. Celebrations were soon shattered as the country descended into civil war in December 2013. Although a peace deal was signed in 2015, it collapsed in July 2016 and conflict spread across the country.Donate
In South Sudan, our network of experts recommended again and again the excellent work of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). NRC has been operating in the country for 15 years and scaled up its operations when conflict broke out in 2013 to respond to the growing needs.
NRC is present across South Sudan and in neighboring countries to support displaced South Sudanese with both emergency aid and longer-term development programs. In 2017, NRC employed 231 local staff and reached over 647,000 people.
In 2017, NRC reached over 356,000 people with their food security and livelihood programs, distributing food and supporting the agricultural sector.
WATER AND SANITATION
Last year more than 120,800 people gained access to safe-drinking water and latrines thanks to NRC programs.
NRC provided emergency shelters and provided kits with kitchenware and mosquito nets to over 142,800 people.
NRC provides education opportunities to both children and adults and constructs schools and classrooms.
NRC can deploy quickly when new areas of need emerge thanks to its mobile teams.
NRC promotes human rights and rights to property through its legal counselling assistance.
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Home to 12 million people, including 60 indigenous ethnic groups, South Sudan is among the most diverse country in the world.South Sudan has abundant arable lands, untapped water sources, and large stocks of cattle and fish. The country’s diverse soil types mean the vast majority of its land is suitable for growing food and cash crops.
Natural resources, including diamonds, gold, limestone and copper, are also in abundance. Following independence from Sudan, South Sudan inherited vast oil resources.
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