Home > About Us > Press Center > Sudan and South Sudan

Sudan and South Sudan

Though Sudan is rich in oil and mineral resources, over two decades of war and local conflicts have brought a devastating humanitarian crisis to the region of southern Sudan. The conflict between Sudan's Muslim north and mainly Christian south was — until officially ended in January 2005 — Africa's longest running civil war.

Media Contacts:

Lauren Fisher

p 206.310.5476

The Latest

Up to the minute news, press releases, media and more.

Aid distribution to South Sudanese displaced by war
Jan 28, 2014

Aid reaches South Sudanese displaced by war

After government and opposition leaders signed a cease-fire agreement, World Vision was among the first aid groups to reach the remote South Sudanese city of Malakal, providing food and household supplies to families displaced by days of fighting there.

Women and children leaving Juba by bus to various destinations. PHOTO: Nhial Wei / World Vision
Jan 23, 2014

Cease-fire could mean access to children affected by conflict in South Sudan, says World Vision

Cease-fire announced Thursday in Addis Ababa could mean aid agencies can finally access areas where children and families have been.

Families displaced by the violence in South Sudan wait on a crowded bus in Juba, hoping to flee to safety. PHOTO: Nhial Wei / World Vision
Jan 13, 2014

World Vision calls on South Sudan leaders to put children first

World Vision, one of the largest aid agencies working in South Sudan, is calling on all parties to listen to the cries of the afflicted children and seek a negotiated solution to the nearly month-long conflict in the country.

 
South Sudan conflict: Children face starvation and diesease as fighting continues
May 19, 2014

South Sudan conflict: Children face starvation and disease as fighting continues

Since December, armed conflict has killed thousands and driven more than 1.3 million South Sudanese from their homes. World Vision is working to meet the needs of displaced children and families.

South Sudan: Emergency nutrition rejuvenates malnourished child
Dec 9, 2013

South Sudan: Emergency nutrition rejuvenates malnourished child

Two-year-old Lual is among 18,000 malnourished children benefiting from World Vision’s emergency nutrition program in South Sudan.

Lopez Lomong leads the 2013 Team World Vision Hood to Coast Road Relay.
Aug 15, 2013

Two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong leads team of world record holders and celebrities in 2013 Providence Hood to Coast relay

Two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong leads a team of world record holders and celebrities at the 2013 Providence Hood to Coast relay, running for clean water in South Sudan.

World Vision to resume limited operations in South Darfur
Jul 14, 2013

World Vision to resume limited operations in South Darfur

UPDATE: Ten days after two staff members were killed by a grenade explosion near the organization’s office, World Vision restored limited operations in displacement camps in South Darfur, Sudan.

Pages

Fact Sheets and Extras