South Sudan

Why World Vision is in South Sudan


South Sudan observed 6 years of independence in July 2016, but the country continues to experience instability and is still a fragile state. The humanitarian crisis in Upper Nile occurred as a result of fighting and violence in Juba in December 2013 and later spread to other parts of the country including Upper Nile. The situation in Upper Nile further worsened following May 2015 violence due to defection of Agulic/Shilluk forces from the government. As a result, access constraints due to mainly to conflict restricted aid agencies from reaching vulnerable people with vital assistance.

We never give up on people

Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence: Families escaping fighting in Iraq and Syria, caught in the conflict in South Sudan, and trapped in other dangerous situations. More than half of these refugees and displaced people are children. You can help provide critical essentials like food, shelter, and safe places for children to play and learn.

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Prayer Requests from South Sudan

World Vision's staff in South Sudan are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • Pray for peace, and that children and their families be protected from the violence that is ripping apart South Sudan.

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News from South Sudan

Forced to flee: Top 5 countries refugees are coming from

More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes, the most since World War II, the UN Refugee Agency says. Almost 21.3 million of them have fled outside their own countries as refugees. Here’s a look at five countries that produce the most refugees.

Humanitarian world news: Hunger and conflict

Hunger and conflict are taking a heavy toll on children and families in the areas of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, and Chad near the Lake Chad water basin. Food production in Syria is at a record low as farmers are losing their ability to cultivate crops with dwindling resources. And areas of South Sudan could experience famine in the coming months if families are unable to access more food or livelihood help.