World Food Day Challenge: Transform risks into hope and opportunities
"This year’s theme 'Our actions are our future', which exhorts us to do better production, better nutrition, a better environment and, a better life" is a call to action, with a clear focus on what needs to be done." - Dr. Mesfin Loha, Country Director, World Vision South Sudan
Every day is World Food Day as farmers fight for a hunger-free South Sudan
The Building Resilience through Asset Creation and Enhancement (BRACE) II Project funded by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) aims to improve nutrition, food security and build the resilience of the communities in the three counties of Aweil North, Magwi and Gogrial West. It started in 2018 and has to date supported 18,650 households or an estimated 122,000 people.
Rural women leaders of South Sudan are boldly changing mindsets in food security
For a community that is still recovering from devastating conflict, the Fortifying Equality and Economic Diversification for Resilience (FEED II) Project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, and the World Food Programme's Food for Assets (FFA) Program are the people's stepping stones to a brighter future, at the same time helping foster cohesion and cooperation.
World Vision’s emergency responders are South Sudan’s famine busters
World Vision’s Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Project in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) supports 193,131 internally-displaced people during the lean season living in the most remote corners of South Sudan’s three counties in 19 different locations. The various delivery modes such as air drops, river deliveries as well as inland by trucks mean that the team has to adopt to various, and very volatile, operating environments.
South Sudan's humanitarians rise to every challenge with a perseverance like no other
"Perseverance and commitment are paramount to deliver essential services in the most isolated parts of South Sudan, often with the greatest inequity. Humanitarian workers have demonstrated that over the years."
A nutrition advocate and a humanitarian
"When I see the people we serve recover from malnutrition and go home healthy, it inspires me to keep working hard, giving me hope that one day, malnutrition will become history in my beloved country." - Komakech Mandela, Nutrition Manager
An empowered woman and a humanitarian
"My job has empowered me. It has changed my life and that of my family’s for the better. I love working with vulnerable communities, especially people with special needs, because it shows me the realities of life." - Annet Kabang, Food Assistance Coordinator
Dr. Mesfin Loha applauds commitment and courage of humanitarians
"I applaud our humanitarian workers, especially those on the frontlines of combatting hunger in South Sudan." - Dr. Mesfin Loha, Country Director
Benard: A hero and a humanitarian
"I am passionate about my work and hope I can continue to help South Sudan’s most vulnerable people, in the most difficult places to reach for years to come." - Benard Nyataya, Food Assistance Coordinator
A champion of women and a humanitarian
"What keeps me going is the courage and the will to contribute to World Vision’s promise to the children in South Sudan. My job in food assistance is a crucial part of that promise." - Georgette Ndayisaba, Food and Cash Assistance Manager
Do something for our future: South Sudan’s former child soldiers appeal during FOCUS Project launch
"This is one project with many components to address the needs of the most vulnerable population, and will involve many groups and partners with children at the center of the concerted efforts.” - Dr. Mesfin Loha. Country Director
Young mother in South Sudan rises from early pregnancy to pursue her studies
"I am often mocked and discouraged in the community about my decision to go back to school. But my mother and the counselling from Mary Ayak, one of World Vision's community and protection committee members, gave me the courage to stand up and move on from my mistakes." - Adut, 17-year old mother
#HiddenHero: Serving others with love and courage amid COVID-19 in South Sudan | World Vision
World Vision's #HiddenHero in South Sudan delivers humanitarian assistance even on difficult challenges like risks of COVID-19. Every effort is filled with commitment, courage, and compassion for fellow South Sudanese in urgent need. We celebrate their quiet heroism. The world needs more.
South Sudan's mothers battle COVID-19 pandemic with livelihood and resilience
#RealLifeHeroes: Instead of losing hope and giving up during this COVID-19 pandemic, these South Sudanese mothers are producing face masks to earn income, feed their children, and protect their communities. Every mother is a #hiddenhero doing her best for her family - with eyes focused on a brighter future.
World Vision has been working in South Sudan since 1989 and has served over 1.3 million people, more than 600,000 of them children, through our humanitarian work. Our operations cover four major zones: Juba, Upper Nile, Warrap, and Western Equatoria.
We were one of the few organizations that provided assistance during the war to the displaced populations in what was then the Southern Sudan region of Sudan, until after the birth of the Republic of South Sudan on 9 July 2011.
The widespread violence during the country’s 5th anniversary of independence made the humanitarian emergency even worse. Food insecurity continues to plague over 7 million people and a recent UN report stated that an estimated 360,000 children under five suffer severe malnutrition.
Today, World Vision's humanitarian assistance has reached out to over 1.5 million people in need through various initiatives such as food security and livelihood, health and nutrition, protection, education, water, sanitation and hygiene among others.
COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year On
The coronavirus pandemic was declared globally on 11 March 2020 and the first cases in South Sudan were recorded on 5 April 2020. The country's population has been through a lot of suffering and was worsened by the crisis. But it was also a year that brought people together showing courage, resilience, and unity.
Education Cannot Wait
Education is among the hardest hit sectors when COVID-19 hit South Sudan in 2020. As soon as the lockdown was imposed and schools were close, many children felt doors to their future closed. A UN report estimated that around two million children in primary and secondary schools were deprived of learning opportunity. The report further states that this is in addition to the over 2.2 million who were already out of school due to poverty and many other reasons plaguing the country.
Water is Life
We have provided over 212,000 people with clean water in South Sudan. Apart from promoting good health and hygiene, these girls will no longer have to walk for miles to get their supply. It is right next to their houses.
With hot and healthy food served in school meal program, children like Kon can focus on their studies and learn more. It looks yummy!
World Vision has over 1,000 staff working in four zones in South Sudan: Juba, Upper Nile, Warrap and Western Equatoria. Working in a fragile context not only requires competence and skills it also requires commitment and courage.