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South Sudan

  • 2,000 households in Tambura, Western Equatoria state, have access to clean water from a solar-powered system provided by USAID and UNOPS.

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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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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 million have been displaced from their homes, including more than 500,000 who have sought refuge in neighboring countries and more than 100,000 who are sheltering at United Nations compounds in South Sudan.

Approximately half of South Sudan’s population—6.4 million people—are projected to be food insecure in early 2015, including an estimated 2.5 million facing crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity. 

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, supported agriculture initiatives, and established the basic foundations of critical institutions. 


Last updated: August 19, 2015

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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
South Sudan

USAID Contact

Karen Juckett
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC