South Sudan

South Sudan Children

About South Sudan

The world's youngest country, South Sudan has been devastated by decades of war in which 2 million people have died and 4 million have been forced to flee, and continue to face humanitarian crises. Currently, South Sudan is the scene of Africa's longest running civil war.

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Facts About
South Sudan

More than 11 Million
people
live there

The average girl stays in
school only until she's 4

104 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $2 a day


Our Work

As health is the first step towards recovery, Save the Children manages 61 primary health care facilities with local partners. Our centers treat children with diarrhea, malaria and respiratory infections – which untreated can be life-threatening. Maternal health is supported through prenatal care, labor and delivery services and postnatal care services. We also offer preventive and public health programs including immunizations, education, hygiene and sanitation.

Our Work in
South Sudan

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 9,287
children
from harm

supported 35,666
children
in times of crisis

provided 50,778 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 51,935 families
feed their children

gave 114,519 children
vital nourishment


Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014

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