Islamic Relief has been working in South Sudan since 2005 when it was a part of Sudan and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed.
As part of Sudan, it endured decades of civil war and conflict – which displaced millions of people and stunted much-needed development. This has continued since independence in 2011.
Civil war broke out in December 2013 and since that time, more than 50,000 people have been killed and more than 3.5 million people have been forced from their homes, despite a ceasefire being declared in 2015.
The UN has stated that the conflict has caused the biggest refugee crisis in Africa, and hunger and malnutrition have reached unprecedented levels.
Currently, Islamic Relief has two offices in South Sudan. Our Central Equatoria State office is located in Juba, whilst our Tonj North County office is based in Warrap.
We are providing emergency food and water and sanitation for displaced people in Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria and people affected by the drought and the conflict in Eastern Equatoria.
In areas where it is more stable, such as Terekeka in Equatoria, we are helping people to improve their livelihoods through farming.
Last year, we rehabilitated 22 defunct boreholes and provided 32 hand pumps, 40 emergency latrines and four water yards.
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