Rescue Displaced Families in South Sudan

by World Concern


In South Sudan, one in every four people has been forced from his or her home due to the crisis that broke out in December 2013. Women and children are arriving daily in ill-equipped camps with no food, clothing, shelter materials, or support. World Concern is responding to help families who have fled violence by providing emergency supplies, food, and more, as well as helping stabilize and support communities and individuals through our ongoing long-term programs in South Sudan.
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When we asked Madelena, a mother of 5, whether she had any food for her children, she showed us an empty pot. "During this time, we can go without food even for days," she said. Some 1.89 million people like Madelena are internally displaced in South Sudan, and 1.37 million have fled to neighboring countries. Insecurity and hunger are also forcing people to move in search of protection and assistance. They left everything behind and fled in search of food, water, and safety.


World Concern is responding in areas of greatest need, where few other agencies are providing assistance. With donor support, families will be provided with life-saving assistance: food, emergency supplies, such as tarps, shelter materials, blankets, cooking pots, and mosquito nets, and access to water.

Long-Term Impact

We also operate long-term programs in South Sudan, and will remain here as people build the new lives they've hoped for since gaining independence. Communities and lives affected by ongoing instability in South Sudan will be transformed through economic development, better farming techniques, education, and more. World Concern stays with communities through the relief phase, well into long-term development.


Video: Beyond the End of the Road in South Sudan
Learn more about World Concern's work in S. Sudan

Organization Information

World Concern

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Cathy Herholdt
Seattle, WA United States

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