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South Sudan

South Sudan remains a theater of armed conflict. HI supports Southern Sudanese people fleeing the fighting and focuses on rehabilitation care and psychosocial support in the country. HI also simultaneously fights discrimination against people with disabilities. 

A man wearing a prosthetic leg smiles as he sits on a bench next to a man wearing a khaki vest with an HI logo.

An HI staff member sits with Oliver, who lost his leg in a mine accident. | © Dieter Telemans / HI

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Humanity & Inclusion has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, with a specific mandate to assist people experiencing specific needs, heightened vulnerabilities and protection risks across the country.

From 2006 to 2013, HI carried out a range of projects, shifting progressively from an emergency response to a resilience approach. Since 2014, HI has been contributing to the urgent humanitarian response, integrating disability, age, gender and vulnerability factors in all its actions. 

HI South Sudan is based in Juba, with activities in various regions of the country. HI works with and through long-established partnerships with organizations of persons with disabilities and implements a variety of activities, including functional rehabilitation, individualized and group-based mental health psychosocial service support and comprehensive protection case management, with disability inclusion a core transversal component. Our projects range from emergency response to actions supporting long-term resilience and recovery due to the protracted nature of the crisis in the country. 

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Promoting sexual and reproductive health for women with disabilities
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Promoting sexual and reproductive health for women with disabilities

People with disabilities are too often left behind when it comes to knowing their sexual health rights. Thanks to Humanity & Inclusion and the WISH project, Asunta has a better understanding of her rights and available family planning resources.

Mental health specialist: ‘Not all wounds are visible’
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Mental health specialist: ‘Not all wounds are visible’

Dorothy Namara is a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Specialist for Humanity & Inclusion’s South Sudan program.

Expanding inclusive sexual, reproductive health care
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Expanding inclusive sexual, reproductive health care

Zekia Musa Ahmed shares insight into her role as the WISH-HI Project Inclusion Assistant in South Sudan.


Map of South Soudan: presence of Humanity & Inclusion in the country

The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation when it gained independence on July 9, 2011. Renewed conflicts have heightened insecurity and access challenges throughout the country, and worsened the humanitarian situation. As a consequence, South Sudan remains caught in a web of fragility, economic stagnation and instability a decade after independence.

Food insecurity is ubiquitous and is being reinforced by ongoing intercommunal conflict, displacement and external shocks. The Ukraine crisis has also had an unprecedented impact on South Sudan, with inflation impacting the purchasing power of the population with no or limited sustainable livelihood options. South Sudan remains among the poorest countries in the world and four out of five South Sudanese still live below the international poverty line of $1.90 per day.

An estimated 2.2 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan. Additionally, there were 337,000 refugees in South Sudan in 2022 and returnees are estimated at 1.92 million people. The signing of the latest truce in September 2018 and subsequent formation of a unity government in February 2020 have provided a large measure of hope for recovery and peace building in South Sudan. Conflict events decreased significantly in 2022, allowing some refugees previously dispersed in the region to return.     

Beyond the immediate humanitarian needs of almost 7 million people, the underlying issues affecting the delivery of transparent, unified governance, economic development, security sector reform and investment in public services urgently need to be addressed. 

Number of HI staff members: 73

Date the program launched: 2006

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