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Sudan and South Sudan

Though Sudan is rich in oil and mineral resources, over two decades of war and local conflicts have brought a devastating humanitarian crisis to the region of southern Sudan. The conflict between Sudan's Muslim north and mainly Christian south was — until officially ended in January 2005 — Africa's longest running civil war.

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These three children are among tens of thousands internally displaced by the conflict in South Sudan. PHOTO: World Vision / Melany Markham
Dec 5, 2014

Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home

Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home.

World Vision's 2014 Holiday Gift Catalog (cover thumbnail)
Nov 5, 2014

Most Americans say surge in global crises will not impact holiday charitable giving

A new World Vision survey found that most Americans (who typically make charitable donations during the holidays) do not plan to change the amount of their holiday charitable giving this year due to global crises, the biggest exception are millineal men.

World Vision International President Kevin Jenkins visits with Veronica, a mother of five, and her youngest child, Joseph Kyanowok. PHOTO: Nigel Marsh / World Vision
Oct 15, 2014

South Sudan escapes official famine, but even without a name hunger still kills

South Sudan’s food insecurity crisis hasn’t worsened to the point of famine, but the threat still looms large with meager crops potentially only delaying life-threatening hunger.

Refugees collect water in Malakal, South Sudan. PHOTO: Abraham Nhial Wei / World Vision
Oct 14, 2014

From crisis to catastrophe: South Sudan’s man-made crisis – and how the world must act now to prevent catastrophe in 2015

A group of leading aid agencies, including World Vision, warned today that parts of South Sudan — already the world’s worse food crisis — could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.

Former child soldiers being retrained with a marketable skill at World Vision's Rebound Centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo. PHOTO: ©2013 Kayla Robertson / World Vision
Sep 30, 2014

Some progress made on protecting potential child soldiers

Today the U.S. released the list of countries that will lose military assistance in 2015 because of their use of child soldiers. However, military aid to continue to flow to some countries actively recruiting or using children in their armed forces.

Refugees in South Sudan take shelter at the UN compound, after violence has driven them from home. PHOTO: James East / World Vision
Jul 8, 2014

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of excess of $92 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children
Jun 17, 2014

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children

Conflict in South Sudan has created a hunger crisis, leaving one-third of the population in need of immediate aid. Children are most at risk for malnutrition, and they’re also susceptible to armed recruitment and disease. Read our FAQs to learn more.

Women and children queueing for water at UN base in Malakal where 20,000 people fled during violence outbreak. PHOTO: Nadene Robertson/World Vision
May 19, 2014

Critical gains at risk; children’s lives at stake in South Sudan, new report says

As the conflict in South Sudan rages on, several years of critical gains are at stake for the world’s newest country, and children’s lives hang in the balance, a new report warns today. 

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