Our charity work in South Sudan

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Our charity work in South Sudan

Concern’s team in South Sudan is responding to a worsening food crisis where more than 3.8 million people are in need of urgent assistance. Due to the ongoing conflict and missed planting, the crisis is expected to be widespread affect millions across the country.


Concern Worldwide's CEO Dominic MacSorley was in Bentiu, South Sudan, where he saw the progress that has been made in the past six months.

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Long-term work

In South Sudan, our development work is centred in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal counties of Aweil North and Aweil West. We first started working in Sudan in 1985 in response to refugees entering the country from Ethiopia.

Our long-term work is mainly focused on health, nutrition and livelihoods. We run a large CMAM programme and support the Ministry of Health to run health clinics in remote areas. We help extremely poor families to increase the food they can grow themselves.

Emergency response

More than 1.5 million people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

Our ECHO funded emergency support project focuses on preventing malnutrition. It does this through the promotion of caring, feeding and hygiene practices in families and runs until 2015.

We’re working in Unity State, the current epicentre of conflict, and also in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, an area affected by chronic poverty and malnutrition. There, we’re supporting pregnant women and over 43,000 malnourished children under the age of five.

Bak Kuol attends a nutrition screening with his mother in Northern Bahr el Gazal, South Sudan. Photo taken by Crystal Wells.

We’re also operating nutrition centres at the UN base in Bentiu, where over 40,000 people have sought shelter and protection, many of whom have arrived to the camp in a very weak state. 

Our ECHO funded emergency support project focuses on preventing malnutrition.

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