We have been working with our partners in South Sudan to provide emergency supplies and improve food security and access to fresh water for the thousands of people who have been displaced by civil conflict. In recent months famine has been announced in some areas of South Sudan making the situation even more difficult.
Emergency relief/ Development programmes
We are partnering with Caritas South Sudan and other Caritas agencies to provide emergency supplies to those affected by the famine in South Sudan. The extreme food shortage has been caused by civil unrest; thousands have been driven from their homes and crops, inflation has meant food prices are very high and drought has been another factor.
As part of our emergency response, we are continuing to help in the following ways through our partners on the ground:
Distribute emergency food supplies
Distribute shelter and household items such as jerry cans, buckets, and other essentials
Distribute hygiene kits and provide medicines to health clinics
Our Senior Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator, Mark Mitchell visited South Sudan in March and April. He was there to assist Caritas South Sudan in their response to the famine, read his blog here.
Mark also visited in July and August 2016, he was there to assist Caritas South Sudan in their response to the outbreak of violence.. Hear him speak about the situation on a parliamentary panel that was held on Tuesday 20 September (starts at 17:41).