We are working with our partners in South Sudan providing emergency supplies and improving food security and access to fresh water for thousands of people who have been displaced by civil conflict.
Emergency relief/ Development programmes
We are working with CAFOD (Caritas England and Wales) and Trocaire, in partnership with the Diocese of Rumbek to provide emergency supplies, while also working to improve food security and access to clean water for more than 4,000 internally displaced people in Yirol East County (centre of the country).
In this region there are ongoing security issues due to cattle raiders or armed rebel groups from neighboring counties, and the most vulnerable include unaccompanied women and children and elderly people without relatives.
As part of our emergency response, we are continuing to help in the following ways through our partners on the ground:
Give out cash grants so people can go and buy food at the local market
Distribute jerry cans, buckets, and laundry and toilet soaps to families
Distribute sauce pans, cups, plates/bowls, spoons etc to enable families to cook food
Build latrine blocks with the help of the community, women and men community leaders chose the best sites for their needs and assist in the digging of pits
Provide access to a clean and safe water supply
Our Senior Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator, Mark Mitchell visited South Sudan in July and August. He was there to assist Caritas South Sudan in their response to the recent outbreak of violence. Hear him speak about the situation on a parliamentary panel that was held on Tuesday 20 September (starts at 17:41).