South Sudan Refugee Crisis

The South Sudan conflict that began in 2013 uprooted families and caused hunger and suffering. Millions fled to neighbouring countries as refugees.

In December 2013, fighting and violence broke out in South Sudan, igniting a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. This led to widespread food insecurity and malnutrition and later on famine. South Sudan continues to go through cyclical civil conflict and countrywide insecurity, compounded by the pressures of decreasing rainfall, political and macro-economic instability as well as disease and poverty.


The snowball effect of protracted conflict, natural hazards, chronic vulnerabilities and underdeveloped essential services has pushed over 7.5 million people to precarious circumstances requiring humanitarian assistance. More than 4 million people are displaced because of conflict and hunger, including 2.2 million who have fled to neighboring countries (roughly 60% of them are children) such as Uganda since December 2013.


Despite a complex, dynamic context, World Vision South Sudan has largely remained agile, responsive and reliable.


World Vision started responding to this crisis in 2013 and our outreach to those affected includes:

  • Emergency food aid and cash transfers for families to buy food
  • Special nutrition treatment for malnourished children and for pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Support for food security and livelihoods, including seeds, training, equipment for farming, and fishing kits
  • Clean water, hygiene and sanitation training, and related supplies
  • Health center support for treating cholera
  • Child-Friendly Spaces and early childhood education for healthy play, learning, and protection
  • Support for education, including school supplies and school feeding programs
  • Humanitarian assistance to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya


Thank you for your contribution! Although World Vision Malaysia has closed this fundraiser, World Vision as an international organisation is still working in South Sudan. If you would like to support our work in fragile contexts, you can give to the Save Fragile Lives Fund.

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