A mother explains to another mother with an infant the advantages of breastfeeding in a field.
In South Sudan

our activities focus on medical care for pregnant women, mothers and their newborns. We improve the hygiene situation and the nutritional status. In this way we contribute to the reduction of mortality.

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.

9
Years Active in the Country
We have been helping in South Sudan since 2012
80
Staff Members
of Johanniter work on site
970.000
People
could be reached in 2020
600
Volunteers
are involved in our projects

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.

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Project News from South Sudan

  • A woman wearing a Johanniter vest stands in front of a group of people and gives a lecture.

    Inequality fosters gender-based violence

    23.11.2021

    Every year, 25 November is the kick-off to raise awareness about violence against women and girls worldwide. Our team in South Sudan is raising awareness during the days of action.

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  • Floods lead to widespread Hunger

    4.11.2021

    Since May this year, 623,000 people in eight provinces in South Sudan have been affected by severe floods. Houses, health facilities and water sources have been flooded. Johanniter distributes jerry cans of water.

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  • A pregnant woman is being examined

    Step-by-step improvement of birth attendance

    03.11.2020

    In 2017, Johanniter started the construction of a maternity ward in the village of Kangi in South Sudan, to provide women with better medical care.

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