South Sudan

Number of people served: 16,337 

More than two million displaced people live in South Sudan due to conflicts and violence within the country and its neighbour, Sudan. Of those affected, 1.82 million people are internally displaced and 287,400 are refugees from Sudan. As instability and violence continues, more are in need of protection and safety every day.

Our work in South Sudan

JRS provides a variety of services in South Sudan. In Maban, JRS provides training for teachers, school materials, a daycare for disabled children, home visits, counseling, and emergency assistance. JRS Maban also coordinates social centers for refugee women while providing them opportunities to learn tailoring, life skills, and gain psychosocial support. In Yambio, JRS provides education scholarships to girls attending secondary school, sanitary kits to young women attending school, and teacher training scholarships to assist with diplomas and education degrees. JRS also provides a community and school-based peace building initiative that uses mediation and workshops for encouraging reconciliation rather than violence.

See our work

Children form a pyramid as they participate in recreational activities sponsored by Jesuit Refugee Service in the Doro Refugee Camp in Maban, South Sudan.
Children form a pyramid as they participate in recreational activities sponsored by Jesuit Refugee Service in the Doro Refugee Camp in Maban, South Sudan. (Paul Jeffrey/Misean Cara)
A group of adults dance, sing, and stomp their feet in a circle as they prepare for an International Women's Day celebration in Maban, South Sudan.
A group of adults dance, sing, and stomp their feet in a circle as they prepare for an International Women's Day celebration in Maban, South Sudan. (Paul Jeffrey/Misean Cara)
Students in an English class in the Arrupe Learning Center, run by JRS in Bunj, South Sudan. Participants come from four refugee camps in Maban County that together shelter more than 130,000 refugees from the Blue Nile region of Sudan, along with local residents from the host community.
Students in an English class in the Arrupe Learning Center, run by JRS in Bunj, South Sudan. (Paul Jeffrey/Misean Cara)

Contact

JRS South Sudan Country Director

Muluneh Tesfaye

southsudan.director@jrs.net

Project locations:

Maban, Yambio

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