South Sudan

Meet Nema

When Rebecca heard a wailing sound from a garbage dump, nothing could prepare her for what she found next. Baby Nema lost everything to the violence that consumes her country. Yet, with a little support, the community is taking her under their wing...

"War Child visits us once a week. They provide baby milk, porridge, sugar, a blanket and charcoal for cooking."

What we do

War Child works inside South Sudan to help children cope with the immediate and long-term consequences of the protracted civil conflict. Through education, business training and psychosocial support, youth build vital skills with a vision to transform their country’s future.

We work with parents and caregivers, teachers, community leaders, national and international partners and government officials to repair the social fabric and shield children.

Recent years have seen us take our projects one step further. Today, we provide quality child protection and mental health and psychosocial support services to children associated with armed groups - made possible by building the capacity of frontline workers.

Our projects

Curious to learn more about a specific project? Click on the pins in the map below.

Where we work

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  • South Sudan Joint Response

    Malakal, Pigi Canal and Fashoda Counties, Upper Nile
    Together with 9 national partners, supporting children to cope with the immediate and long-term effects of the ongoing armed conflict. A Joint Response by the Dutch Relief Alliance. Read more

  • Community-Based Child Protection and Psychosocial Support

    Western Equatoria, Unity and Warrap States
    From recruitment into armed groups to exploitation and neglect, the project works to address the risks that young people face by training local partners to deliver vital support services. Implemented in collaboration with UNICEF.

  • Preventing the involvement and use of boys and girls in armed conflict

    Bor County, Jonglei State
    Implemented in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council and local organisation, CIDO, this multi-level initiative works with government actors and community-based structures to prevent the six grave violations committed against children living in the midst of armed conflict. .

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Minimum Service Package

    Bor South in Jonglie and Malakal County, Upper Nile
    A project to develop and field-test the MHPSS Minimum Service Package with a goal to scale up the use of the package across global humanitarian responses. We combine our core psychosocial support activities with our play and movement-based intervention TeamUp for children and teachers in target schools.

  • Psychosocial support for service providers and school children

    Bor South, Jonglei Sate and Malakal County in Upper Nile
    Focused on the training of teachers, administrators and para-counsellors, this project aims to strengthen the capacity of local education stakeholders to embed mental health and psychosocial support for children within their institutions.

  • TeamUp

    Bor County, Jonglei State
    Supporting children affected by conflict and displacement to let go of painful emotions and begin to heal - all through play and movement. Read more

  • Protection and Education for Children Affected by Conflict

    Malakal and Baliet Counties, Upper Nile
    Together with World Vision, we give children the opportunity to pursue an education while developing the skills to protect themselves against violence, exploitation and other major threats. Features Can’t Wait to Learn. Read more

  • Extending a Safety Net Around Vulnerable Children

    Fashoda and Panykang Counties, Upper Nile
    Bringing together caregivers, teachers, service providers, government agencies and more to play an active role in the protection of displaced children. This project is implemented in collaboration with DRC.

  • Equitable Access to Quality Education in Emergencies (EiE)

    Malakal and Panyikang Counties in Upper Nile state, South Sudan

    This project aims to ensure access to education for displaced children in unstable circumstances. Through a variety of activities, we also attempt to promote child safeguarding and psychosocial support for these groups who are particularly susceptible to exploitation and harm.

Our Partners in South Sudan

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Widows and Orphans

Reflecting our commitment to localisation, War Child works collaboratively with this community-based NGO to implement our psychosocial support and protection programmes.

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Grassroots Empowerment & Development Organisation

Through technical capacity training, we support the growth of this people-driven charity. In turn, they help us reach more than 5,000 conflict-affected children and families.

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Zerihun Yohannes is our Country Director in South Sudan. For all enquiries and partnership opportunities, get in touch via one of the channels below.

War Child South Sudan
Plot No 41B, Martyrs Street,
1st Floor – NPA Building,
Juba, Republic of South Sudan