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South Sudan

  • A quarter of a million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition in South Sudan. USAID is responding urgently. © UNICEF/Irwin

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  • USAID is providing emergency assistance in response to the crisis in South Sudan

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  • Community members in Old Fangak, Jonglei State, help unload lifesaving food aid for conflict-affected South Sudanese. WFP/Jens Hanhe

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  • USAID’s education program in South Sudan focuses on rapidly reaching out-of-school children and improving the education system.

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Six-year-old Yohana Peter and his mother Asunta Wasuk seek treatment for his malaria at Al Sabah Children's Hospital in Juba.
Meeting the Challenge of Malaria in South Sudan
Nyaradio Gatkuoth at the UN Protection of Civilians site in Juba, which houses nearly 28,000 people displaced by conflict
Amid Conflict and Displacement, South Sudan Student Hungers to Learn
Ministry of Wildlife officials work with USAID partners to catalog and test confiscated elephant tusks.
DNA Testing of Ivory Helps Thwart Poachers in South Sudan

About South Sudan

Fighting that erupted in the capital of Juba in December 2013 plunged the Republic of South Sudan into its most severe crisis since it became independent in 2011, following decades of civil war. Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed and traumatized and more than 2.5 million have been displaced from their homes, including some 900,000 who have sought refuge in neighboring countries and more than 150,000 who are sheltering at United Nations compounds in South Sudan.

Nearly 40 percent of the population—4.8 million people—need lifesaving food assistance. 

USAID has worked in South Sudan for decades, providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance, conflict mitigation assistance, and support for key milestones of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which culminated in South Sudan’s independence.  USAID has helped provide essential services to the people of South Sudan, such as health care and education, built key infrastructure such as roads and bridges, and supported agriculture initiatives, civil society and independent media. 

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Last updated: August 22, 2016

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Crisis in South Sudan

USAID is working with a wide variety of partners to respond to the humanitarian needs of the South Sudanese people. Learn More

Contact Information

Mission Contact

USAID/South Sudan
c/o U.S. Embassy
Juba
South Sudan

USAID Contact

Karen Juckett
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
Phone 
202-712-1921