International Assistance in South Sudan
Why we are on site
By declaring its independence from the North, South Sudan hoped for a better and more peaceful future. But since the renewed flare-up of violence and the subsequent escalation of the conflict, some 1.2 million people have been living as refugees in their own country. Another 2.3 million people have fled across the borders to neighbouring countries. There is a lack of infrastructure, food, clean water and medical care. Over five million people do not have enough to eat and are dependent on aid.
What we accomplish
Johanniter International Assistance has been active in South Sudan since 2012. Our activities there focus on providing medical care for pregnant women, mothers and their new-borns in the western part of the country. In addition, we advocate healthy and adequate nutrition and work to improve the hygiene situation in order to prevent diseases. School gardens for improved agriculture and the construction of latrines have already contributed to this in recent years. Our goal is to improve health care and the condition of the population in the long term and from birth. For this reason, we are building maternity wards in coordination with local stakeholders and treating malnutrition and undernourishment in children and pregnant and lactating women. To this end, we have been maintaining a stabilization centre in the refugee camp in the town of Wau since 2017.