South Sudan

South Sudan is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. South Sudan is bordered by Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east, Kenya to the southeast, Uganda to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southwest, and the Central African Republic to the west. It includes the vast swamp region of the Sudd, formed by the White Nile and known locally as the Bahr al Jabal.

  • Capital: Juba
  • Population: 12.23 million
  • Language: English and Arabic
  • South Sudan is the “youngest” country in the world, having gained its independence from Sudan in 2011.

Our History in South Sudan

In 2001, FH began working in what is now known as South Sudan with community-based organizations. In 2004, FH began operating through direct programming and a sub-office was established in Malakal for work in the Upper Nile and northern Jonglei States that are only reachable by boat via the Nile during the rainy season. Since 2001, FH has focused efforts on doing long-term development work, including education, health, food security, livelihoods, and water.

Current Work

Available projects that need support:

·      Stories:

Kingdom of God and Work Life

Hope Remains Within South Sudan

South Sudan: More than school buildings

Key Challenges

Only 16% of women can read and write | Political conflict has caused massive displacement, raging violence and dire food shortages | at least 80% of the population lives on less than $1.00 a day
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