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South Sudan
Caritas South Sudan

Caritas South Sudan was founded in 2011 following the independence of South Sudan and is the official organisation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sudan. In their first year of operation the agency has witnessed significant growth and many notable achievements. These include considerable strengthening of systems and organisational development of the national and the diocesan offices, as well as humanitarian activities and responses through the Caritas Emergency Appeal.

Caritas South Sudan solidarity with the poor and commitment to serve the human person in love and dignity are the underpinnings to the agency’s initiatives. Programmes that include capacity building for sustainable development, campaigns advocating for peace and national reconciliation, prevention methods to curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic and disaster preparedness and humanitarian relief to deploy a prompt response to a country prone to regular disasters, both natural and man-made, such as droughts, famines and conflict.

Caritas South Sudan’s main office is in Juba and has a staff of around 15 employees. The national secretariat is entrusted within the task of coordinating the 6 dioceses in the implementation of their activities.

Caritas South Sudan is a member of Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Africa. The agency collaborates with Caritas partners to facilitate their initiatives, such as a project in 2012 with Catholic Relief Services USA to provide shelter, water, capacity building, sanitation and hygiene promotion.

Caritas Updates from South Sudan

  • People flee to churches with fresh fighting in South Sudan

People flee to churches with fresh fighting in South Sudan

  • 12 August 2016
When the guns started firing again in Juba on the 7th July it brought to an end the fragile ceasefire and forced the displacement of 34,000 people from around Juba. Many sought refuge in established UN camps or church compounds.
  • Quarter of South Sudanese face hunger

Quarter of South Sudanese face hunger

  • 23 March 2016
Millions of people in South Sudan are in desperate need of aid as the country faces its worst food crisis since independence in 2011.
  • Helping South Sudan build a future

Helping South Sudan build a future

  • 20 January 2016
By September 2015, 7.5 million people – nearly two in every three people in South Sudan were going hungry. Half of those people were suffering from severe hunger. Caritas is launching a €2.1 million euro emergency appeal for funds that will help alleviate hunger for the entirety of 2016.