Conflict in South Sudan has uprooted families and led to hunger and suffering. The U.N. refugee agency announced August 17 that South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now exceed 1 million. World Vision is bringing healing and sustenance to children and families in need.
Nearly 10,000 refugee children have crossed from South Sudan into Uganda without their parents. Meet Moses, one of these unaccompanied children who now must wear the shoes of a father for his sisters. Learn how this responsibility weighs on him and how World Vision is helping to look after them.
Liam Cunningham traveled to Uganda in May to see World Vision’s work with the fastest-growing refugee crisis worldwide — South Sudan.
In this podcast, hear about a trip with members of Foster the People and MTV’s “Scream” to see the moment when water arrived in a Ugandan community.
This World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, families and health workers are celebrating that child HIV rates dropped 60 percent between 2009 and 2015 in 21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This is great news because it shows efforts are working, says Gloria Ekpo, World Vision’s HIV and AIDS specialist.
More than 37,000 people fled South Sudan for Uganda within three weeks, straining social services for refugee newcomers.