South Sudan

The civil war in South Sudan has killed thousands and over 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes. Food, medical care and drinking water are all in short supply. Children are recruited by armed groups. We support families with basic needs and provide psychosocial help to children affected by the conflict.

What we do

Basic needs

Due to the blockade of the city of Yei, its people no longer have access to basic necessities. To assist trapped families, Terre des hommes distributes hygiene kits, repairs water pumps and purifies water, which is especially important in the prevention of cholera. In addition, we distribute seeds and tools to small farmer families, enabling them to grow vegetables and fight against hunger. Highly vulnerable people are also able to participate in the “Cash for Work” programme by working on the maintenance of access roads. This will help them meet their basic needs.

Child protection

Our local experts organise psychosocial support in protected areas for children and their families living in resettlement camps in Juba, as well as in our other intervention areas in South Sudan.

Opposing Harm

Athula is a widow and the mother of two children. She left her home to escape violent conflict. All three now live in a camp for around 2,500 displaced persons in Juba. Athula's biggest regret is not being able to send her children to school.

Athula, the mother of a displaced family


Terre des hommes in South Sudan

Beneficiaries 2016


12,767 people

Expatriate / local employees


7 / 49

Budget 2017


CHF 2,914,400.-




Where we work

Supported by


Start of Terre des hommes’ mission in South Sudan.
Launch of a project to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate child soldiers affiliated with armed forces/groups.
Start of a major water and sanitation programme.

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Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2016
Thematic Policy - Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises
Courage No. 51 – To rise after the catastrophe

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