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Early Childhood Development in Melut, South Sudan January 07, 2019

Similar to pre-schools we have here in Ireland, Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers ensure the protection, wellbeing and holistic development of children from an early age.

No conflict can quench: Two girls’ dreams live on in South Sudan’s Dengtoma IDP camps August 20, 2018

When the fighting raged in South Sudan’s Baliet County on 2013, thousands of people fled for safety walking for weeks, some for a month, leaving everything they owned. Their houses burned to the ground, there was nothing to look back for. Majority of them ended up in two Dengtoma internally-displaced people's (IDP) camps in Melut County in Upper Nile State.

Video of RTÉ reporter Ray Kennedy’s visit to South Sudan with World Vision May 03, 2018

RTÉ reporter Ray Kennedy and cameraman Paul Daniel report from a camp run by the United Nations outside the capital city of Juba.

UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi visits Imvepi refugee settlement, appeals to South Sudan leaders February 02, 2018

The UNHCR chief visited northern Uganda’s Imvepi refugee settlement this week, flanked by several key dignitaries including Uganda’s commissioner for refugees Apollo Kazungu.

Gardening restores hope for displaced families in South Sudan January 19, 2018

A World Vision food security project is helping thousands of displaced people grow their own food.

Delivering Food: The story of a South Sudanese refugee January 04, 2018

At 36, Martha Jamsi has lived three lives.  There was the one before her sister was shot, the years of her marriage in South Sudan and now as a leader of the refugee community in Kakuma, in northern Kenya. She currently works with World Vision distributing food to 140,000 people in Kakuma refugee camp.  

Eva’s Story December 15, 2017

A South Sudanese refugee explains how she is making a life for herself (and her sisters) in Uganda...

Threading success: Refugee youth reaping rewards from life skills training December 13, 2017

Amidst the challenges and hardships of being a refugee, she still manages to keep her head high. The war in South Sudan claimed her father and forced her to run to Uganda with her six siblings

A Decent Home after 25 Years in a Cemetery December 12, 2017

At Juba’s St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hai Cinema, an estimated 100 displaced families including 500 children live in dilapidated temporary shelters made of old tarpaulins and polythene bags. 

World Vision is providing families of six the equivalent of $45 US cash each month. September 18, 2017

The cash is working wonders, restoring hope for people who have seen hopeless situations.

Dreaming of peace, reliving a nightmare - South Sudanese teenager remains a refugee August 03, 2017

It was a moment of elation. The eight years of living as an outsider in another country were over. Goodbye crowded quarters. So long food rations. Farewell endless queues to access water.

New family, new hope: how South Sudan’s refugee children are looking to the future August 02, 2017

Ben and his wife Beatrice were forced to flee Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with their six children when fighting broke out last year. They now live in the Imvepi refugee settlement in northern Uganda, alongside 125,000 other South Sudanese refugees.

Refugees helping refugees: Foster families providing homes to unaccompanied children July 24, 2017

In northern Uganda, the concept of family is being redefined. South Sudanese children who have escaped conflict have arrived as refugees, often alone and without the accompaniment of an adult. 

South Sudan’s Refugees: Eva’s Story July 24, 2017

Just 16 years old, Eva* is three months pregnant. Still a child, she should be going to school, playing with friends and without a care in the world. 

Young South Sudanese entrepreneurs rise from the refugee settlements July 07, 2017

He escaped to Uganda from South Sudan with his mother and five siblings. At 18, Lucky Jackson became a breadwinner when his father died during an attack by armed men.

Meet 8 future leaders of South Sudan July 06, 2017

“My aunt and I walked for seven days and along the road we saw blood and dead bodies,” says 12-year-old Blessing who is living as a refugee in northern Uganda. 

A Brighter Future: Viola , 16 years old June 20, 2017

At 16-years-old, Viola is a wife and mother. The conflict in South Sudan has forced her to grow up far too quickly. 

A Brighter Future: John, 12 years old. June 20, 2017

Twelve-year-old John is determined to become his country’s president one day. He reproduced a painting of a boy seemingly looking toward a brighter future by French street artist Seth. 

A Brighter Future: Lina, 16 years old. June 20, 2017

16-year-old Lina produced a self-portrait in the style of Canadian artist Sandra Chevrier’s ‘Fragile heroes’ series. 16-year-old Lina produced a self-portrait in the style of Canadian artist Sandra Chevrier’s ‘Fragile heroes’ series.

Life in a South Sudanese camp as an unaccompanied Internally Displaced Person May 09, 2017

Ayman waved his parents goodbye as the small boat left the shore and started floating down the river. Sitting on a wooden bench with his two younger brothers and younger sister, he wondered if he’d ever return.

Mary’s night of fear turns to peace – The story of a little girl’s journey from war to refuge October 28, 2016

The sound of the guns pierced through the pitch-black quiet of the South Sudanese night. Mary wasn’t sure where it was coming from, but she was terrified. South Sudan’s conflict had arrived in her village and the rebels were taking over. Screams, shots, and people running in all directions interrupted the eight-year-old girl’s sleep. It was chaos. As the rebels made their way through the village, killing everyone they came across, Mary and her family managed to flee, leaving all of their belongings behind. This is her story.


According to the Global Hunger Index, one in three children under five is stunted, meaning they haven’t received the right food for a long time and are too short for their age. Almost one in four children under-five is wasted, meaning they don’t weigh enough for their height.

Cash-based programming to address hunger in conflict-affected South Sudan: A case study May 09, 2016

For some time aid agencies and donors have recognised the benefits of utilising markets to deliver food assistance. And for almost as long, cash-based programming has been effective in doing this by improving people’s ability to purchase sufficient nutritious food

This is Not a Good Life February 15, 2016

World Vision’s Melany Markham talks openly about her experiences in South Sudan and how she longed to tell the stories of those caught up in the terrible conflict. 

One Good Thing January 11, 2016

In war-torn South Sudan, eleven-year-old Nyahok is one of the lucky ones. Unlike 85% of girls across the country, Nyahok goes to school.

Deng Keeps His Dreams Alive November 16, 2015

In South Sudan, thousands of children have had to flee conflict and war. Read about how 15-year-old Deng found friendship and safety while also keeping his dreams alive despite immeasurable loss.

Four years on, hope, patience and prayer are the greatest needs in South Sudan September 07, 2015

One week after South Sudan celebrated four years of independence, the mood in Juba is subdued. The tension that was present on the streets only days before has all but disappeared and it’s hard to believe that a war is raging throughout the country.

Education programming in South Sudan keeps children’s dreams alive July 31, 2015

Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in late 2013 an estimated 400,000 children have been unable to continue their education and subsequently forced to drop out. This is the story of one of these children.

Our mother died because she ran too slowly June 25, 2015

Our team recently travelled to South Sudan, where they met a family of four siblings, orphaned and displaced by war. Read their story.

Seeds of Education April 18, 2015

Chok, 11, from northern South Sudan, recently returned to school since being displaced with his family by civil war. He is among the top students in his class.