South Sudan

Background

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.

Topics

  • Food security and
    Livelihoods
  • 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

Team: 45

South Sudan

Current projects South Sudan:

Reference projects South Sudan:

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