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South Sudan

  • After a long and brutal civil war, South Sudan voted in early 2011 to secede from Sudan.

    After a long and brutal civil war, South Sudan voted in early 2011 to secede from Sudan.
  • The IRC develops and improves educational policy and administration of South Sudan.

    The IRC develops and improves educational policy and administration of South Sudan.
  • The IRC provides returning South Sudanese with counselling and job training.

    The IRC provides returning South Sudanese with counselling and job training.
  • We train community leaders and government officials on the importance of upholding human rights.

    We train community leaders and government officials on the importance of upholding human rights.
  • The IRC helps survivors of sexual violence and provides medical, psychological, social and legal support.

    The IRC helps survivors of sexual violence and provides medical, psychological, social and legal support.
  • The IRC has been in the region for over 20 years and continues to provide urgent supplies.

    The IRC has been in the region for over 20 years and continues to provide urgent supplies.

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Overview

After a long and brutal civil war, South Sudan seceded from Sudan on July 9, 2011.

The International Rescue Committee has been one of the largest providers of aid in South Sudan for over 20 years. Today we provide more than 700,000 people in the struggling new nation with vital services including healthcare, child survival programmes, education, and sexual violence aid and prevention projects. We're also providing emergency support to families uprooted by renewed violence.

How we help
  • Since December, when a political rivalry between South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, and Riek Machar, a former vice president, erupted into violence, thousands of people have been killed and more than a million have been forced to flee their homes. The IRC is providing urgently needed medical care, water and sanitation services, protection for vulnerable women and girls, and other assistance.
  • The IRC runs clinics and trains local health workers to provide basic and reproductive health care.
  • We construct classrooms, train teachers and develop and improve educational policy and administration.
  • The IRC provides returning South Sudanese with counselling and job training and instructs them on their rights as citizens.
  • We train community leaders and government officials on the importance of upholding human rights.
  • The IRC empowers survivors of sexual violence to express their concerns and provides medical, psychosocial and legal support.
  • The IRC provides emergency aid to Sudanese refugees who have fled ongoing fighting and food shortages in Sudan's South Kordofan region.

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