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 and vocational training, 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

    Jonglei, Upper Nile and Central Equatoria
    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.

  • Justice 4 Children

    Bor County, Jonglei State
    Training government and community-based actors including duty-bearers to provide legal and protection services for children in conflict with the law.

  • COVID-19 Prevention Risk Communication

    Multiple locations across South Sudan
    This Fast Aid response sees water, sanitation and hygiene as well as other COVID-19 preventative measures mainstreamed within all our programmes. Learn more

  • Supporting Communities Affected by Floods

    Bor County, Jonglei State
    Torrential rains have placed more than 900,000 people at risk of hunger, waterborne diseases and psychological distress - on top of sporadic violence. A psychosocial and livelihoods support project to meet these needs.

  • 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 7,200 returnee and internally displaced children.


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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Kevin Zakariah Ndemera 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