South Sudan is the newest country in Africa. Formerly part of Sudan, the country of South Sudan was founded in 2011 and it has 12 million inhabitants. There have been a lot of armed conflicts going on in the North of the country and later, with inner-state fights for land and political power. Due to these fragile circumstances the people of South Sudan have been suffering for year. Insecurity is both political and economic, and food security is at threat. Livestock farming is the main pillar of livelihood and it plays an important socio-economic role. Nonetheless, both agriculture and livestock are affected by armed conflicts; the farmers and sheepherders cannot survive on agropastoralism – a mixture of agriculture and livestock farming – anymore.
Half of the 12 million inhabitants of South Sudan are children, of which a third suffers from acute malnutrition. Approximately 0.6 million children are orphans as the armed conflicts as well as lack of nutrition have taken their toll and cost countless fatalities.
- Food security and
- One Health
- Child protection
On the ground since: 1995
Operational presence : Juba, Malualkon, Boma, Rubkona,Ganyiel und Nyal
Number of projects: 18
Key partners: FAO, UNICEF, UNDP,
VSF Germany, The Brooke,
University of Bahr el-Ghazal
Current projects South Sudan:
Reference projects South Sudan:
While the whole world is currently focusing on COVID-19, the unprecedented plague of locusts in the 8 countries of the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Southern Sudan, Uganda and Somalia) is being pushed into the background.
Community animal health workers are an important part of our work. Thanks to those trainings, lay people can provide veterinary support to their communities.
VSF-Suisseand VSF-Germanyorganised a joint workshop in Nairobi in mid-November. The aim of the workshop was to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations and to develop a joint strategy for the Horn of Africa. VSF-Suisse and VSF-Germany are both members...