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Conflict in South Sudan

In 2011, South Sudan become the world's newest country, after an historic vote for independence. Today, the country is struggling with a series of conflicts that have displaced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

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World Vision staff help hand out supplies to people displaced by the latest wave of violence in South Sudan. PHOTO: World Vision/Jeremiah Young
Jul 28, 2016

Suffering will worsen across South Sudan without adequate humanitarian support, warns World Vision

World Vision releases policy brief detailing concerns over worsening food security, malnutrition rates in South Sudan.

NAIROBI (June 20, 2016) -- As the world marks World Refugee Day, major global events are set to tax already-stretched-thin humanitarian resources, and this could lead to especially harmful impacts on children, warns World Vision. The closure of the world’s largest refugee camp, an ever-worsening crisis in Syria, and ongoing conflicts like South Sudan mean the number of displaced people around the world is likely to increase. This would add even more pressure on structures for humanitarian response, which a
Jun 17, 2016

Closure of world’s largest refugee camp will intensify displacement and create uncertain future for children, warns World Vision

    Other current events including Syria Crisis, ongoing South Sudan conflict could compound already challenging situation

Atong was malnourished.
May 11, 2016

Medicine and nutrition training saves lives in South Sudan

In South Sudan this year, nearly a quarter-million children under age 5 will suffer from severe acute malnutrition. World Vision is there working to help children and families. 

Oct 26, 2015

World Vision reaches people in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan

A new Integrated Food Security Report (IPC) report finds that South Sudan is balancing on the edge of another food crisis. 

Prayer for refugees and displaced people
Oct 9, 2015

Prayer for refugees and displaced people

Join us in prayer for all those who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.

Videos: The lives of displaced and refugee children in Syria and South Sudan
Oct 15, 2015

Videos: The lives of displaced and refugee children in Syria and South Sudan

Fighting in Syria, South Sudan, and other countries has resulted in nearly 60 million people being displaced from their homes. These videos show how some children and families are affected.

A former child soldier rests in World Vision's Children of War Rehabilitation Center in Gulu, Uganda.
Oct 1, 2015

Obama Administration continues to waiver on U.S. commitment to ending use of child soldiers

The Obama Administration waivers on U.S.' commitment to ending the use of child soldiers as the White House releases a new list of countries who will continue receiving U.S. military assistance.

Children in South Sudan near a World Vision project. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Aug 27, 2015

South Sudan deal is just the start of a long road to peace

The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20-month civil war in South Sudan.

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