South Sudan

Critical Diagnosis

CARE’s latest report finds that that real impact can be achieved by investing in health interventions at the local level and aligning support alongside local health workers to serve the needs of the South Sudanese people.

High risk of famine in South Sudan

3.5 million facing starvation. Risk of famine is growing.

CRISIS: CHILDREN AT RISK IN SOUTH SUDAN

Tell your member of Congress that we must step in and provide aid to the South Sudanese people.

Video Update

CARE's Dan Alder speaks with South Sudan Radio Miryaya about the situation.

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Get the latest updates from CARE's workers on the ground in South Sudan.

Country Info

CARE has been operating in Southern Sudan since 1993, initially providing humanitarian relief to internally displaced people in Western Equatoria. The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 allowed CARE to expand into Jonglei State and Upper Nile to target the returnees from the refugee camps. The Upper Nile is one of the areas most affected by the civil war with many displaced people and disrupted livelihoods.

Our Work in South Sudan

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

New Study: South Sudan Conflict Could Cost $158 billion Over Next 20 Years

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(Jan. 14, 2015) - The price of failing to bring about lasting peace in South Sudan could be $158 billion over the next two decades, according to a new study. The conflict, which erupted in December 2013, has already killed tens of thousands and placed nearly a third of the population of the young country at risk of famine.

South Sudan: “A Story Too Sad to Hear It Again”

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South Sudan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates – yet with the proper investment and resources, we can make safe births a reality. 

“I’ve heard stories like the one I am going to tell four times already.  I’m not sure I can stand to hear it again.  It’s terrible – doubly so because the tragedy could have been prevented.  The problem is exacerbated by the conflict in South Sudan, but has its roots going many decades.

South Sudan: A Hole Lot More Than Just A Toilet

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In a humanitarian crisis such as the one currently unfolding in South Sudan, it is food, water and safety that are usually considered the essentials for survival. Yet as the world marks World Toilet Day on November 19, CARE’s Tom Perry discovers that the humble toilet is also changing – and saving – lives in the world’s youngest nation.

Reports From The Field: Helene Gayle Visits South Sudan

CARE's CEO and President Helene Gayle recently visited South Sudan to see the growing humanitarian challenge and CARE's response. To date, CARE has reached over 120,000 people in South Sudan, ensuring access to health and nutrition services, water and sanitation, and working to prevent incidences of sexual and gender-based violence. In addition, CARE is providing sexual and reproductive health services to women and girls.

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