Afflicted by conflict and hungerLast Update：2018/01/15
4 million South Sudanese need your help
Since December 2013, South Sudan has been experiencing continuous conflict. Over 4 million people lost their homes and are displaced. More than 2 million refugees flee to the surrounding countries, while those to Uganda have reached 1 million and over 82% of them are children and women. Food and shelter are the most urgent needs among them.
On top of violence, South Sudanese also suffer from hunger. Drought and brutal conflict continue to wreak havoc on the country’s deteriorating economy and food crisis. It is estimated that 5.1 million people in South Sudan are experiencing food insecurity crisis to even catastrophe phase – the highest ever-recorded year-on-year, and represents the greatest proportion of South Sudanese to ever experience such levels of hunger and malnutrition.
Kevin Chiu, CEO of World Vision Hong Kong, visited refugee camps in Uganda to understand the situation of South Sudanese refugees and the front line work of World Vision.
Forced to flee in a rush, South Sudanese refugees lack food, cooking utensils and other commodities.
1.1 million children under five are acutely malnourished.
Children who are forced to flee or even be separated from their families suffer from trauma, as a result of the conflict.
Refugee children can express their feelings through drawing in Child Friendly Space.
World Vision staff are on the ground implementing response work, providing assistance to affected children, women and communities. Our response work includes the following:
Partner with World Food Programme to distribute food, cash/food voucher in South Sudan and Uganda
Construct latrines and water supply system to improve the hygiene condition of affected people in South Sudan and Uganda
Provide seeds, agricultural tools and agricultural training to the affected refugees and host communities in South Sudan and Uganda
Establish Child Friendly Spaces to provide a safe and play space to the refugee children in Uganda