Number of people served: 20,395
More than two million displaced people live in South Sudan due to conflicts and violence within the country itself and its neighbor, Sudan. 1.82 million of those people are internally displaced and 287,400 are refugees from Sudan. As instability and violence continue today, more are in need of protection and safety.
Our Work in South Sudan
JRS services in South Sudan encompass a variety of things. 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 receive diplomas and education degrees. JRS also provides a community and school-based peace building initiative that uses mediation and workshops for encouraging peace rather than violence.
JRS’s work in South Sudan is supported by the United States Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration.