66 rural villages in three provinces of South Sudan: Greater Upper Nile, Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria.
There is a significant lack of medical care, education, clean water and sewer systems. Moreover, the existing facilities are of poor quality. The constant flow of repatriated refugees makes this lack of facilities more pressing.
Moreover, many people are not able to support themselves, let alone come up with the money to undertake a training programme, for example.
Simmering tensions between different ethnic groups continue to be a threat to peaceful coexistence and economic development. The delicate relationship with Sudan also continues to be a source of concern. It is the oil fields, most of which are located largely on South Sudanese territory, which cause the friction.
Villagers receive information about how they can earn their own money. In order to stimulate agriculture, we provide farmers with tools and seeds. We set up special programmes of study for “drop-outs”. We train medical and educational staff, repair devastated schools and arrange teaching materials. We set up environment-friendly water-treatment plants, sink wells and give information about proper hygiene.
In South Sudan we work together with such organizations as: GoSS (South Sudanese government), several organizations of the United Nations (UNICEF, FAO, WHO, UNFPA, UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), USAID, BSF, MDTF, SRF and the World Bank.