Fighting hunger

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million people need humanitarian aid


million people are threatened by hunger


million children are acutely malnourished

Help in South Sudan

The world's youngest state is sinking into crisis: 7.8 million people in South Sudan are currently suffering from hunger, including more than one million children. Help has been providing aid in South Sudan since 2011 and supports the suffering population in the fight against hunger. We are also committed to improving water and health care.

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How is Help providing support in South Sudan?

Enabling a future

Help's goal is to support the South Sudanese population in the long term and to develop the country sustainably. We are committed to helping refugees, displaced persons and the local population in the states of Lakes and Jonglei. One focus of our projects in South Sudan is the treatment of malnourished children and pregnant women in our health centers. The children and mothers regain their strength with special nutritional supplements.

In many areas, people also have no access to clean water. This promotes the spread of diseases such as cholera or corona. Help is therefore improving the sanitation and water supply in South Sudan: we are building wells, disposing of full latrines and building new sanitation facilities as needed. Through accompanying hygiene training and the training of pump mechanics, we ensure the sustainable use and maintenance of the wells.

Donors: AA (Auswärtiges Amt), UNICEF, ZF hilft

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What is the situation like in South Sudan?

Hunger and war: the suffering of South Sudan

On July 9, 2011, South Sudan declared its independence from the North. After decades of civil war, there was hope for peace and economic development. Unfortunately, all hope was dashed in December 2013. The power struggle between the supporters of President Salva Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar escalated. The young state was plunged into a brutal civil war that has claimed the lives of over 400,000 people to date. Although a peace treaty was officially signed on February 22, 2020, the recurring violence in the country shows just how fragile this peace is.

Food supplies in particular have been precarious since the fighting began. 90 percent of the population is dependent on agriculture. However, over 2 million people in South Sudan are on the run for fear of attacks and violence, and the fields lie fallow. In addition, disasters such as floods regularly occur, destroying entire livelihoods.

Organizations such as Help are also unable to provide adequate supplies to the people in the combat zones. As long as the violence continues, ideal conditions are created for famine and more victims - every year anew. Around 9.4 million people in South Sudan are currently dependent on humanitarian aid.

Hope thanks to clean water

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Anyer Bulen Dit is 45 years old and fled the civil war from her home village of Bor in South Sudan. She and her family found refuge in Mingkaman. However, the poor hygienic conditions threatened the outbreak of diseases such as cholera. Help therefore trained the people in Mingkaman in dealing with diseases and improved the refugees' water supply.

Thanks to Help's support, we have learned a lot. Now we have a better chance of protecting ourselves from diseases such as cholera.

Anyer Bulen Dit

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