USAID integrates humanitarian and development assistance to promote household and community resilience, putting communities at the center of the development process to address their own challenges and develop resilience to future shocks. Our strategy focuses on delivering multifaceted assistance to 13 of South Sudan’s most vulnerable and hard-to-reach counties in five of South Sudan’s ten states (Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei, and Eastern Equatoria). USAID assistance to the people of South Sudan is delivered through non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, and private-sector partners that USAID selects through competitive, publicly advertised processes.

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USAID is increasing resilience among South Sudanese youth by helping them develop life skills and strengthening social cohesion among South Sudan’s diverse communities.
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