South Sudan

Meet Adit (12)

Growing up with a disability amidst rebel violence, Adit felt alienated from those around her. Find out how she is finding her place and making lasting connections…

“All children should take part in TeamUp, so they can change and learn to play together.”

Our work in South Sudan supports children and youth to cope with the immediate and long-term mental and psychosocial impact of the country's protracted civil conflict. We work with children, their caregivers, teachers, community leaders, national and international partners and government authorities to restore the nation's fragile social fabric, build skills and shield children and youth from further harm.

Our work includes providing quality child protection, mental health and psychosocial support services to children associated with armed forces and groups (CAAFAG) as well as building youth's vital skills through education, business training and psychosocial support. Using Can't Wait to Learn, our innovative EdTech solution,  we seek to improve access to quality education and close the education gap. By working with partner organisations, we are extending it to many more vulnerable and remote children across South Sudan.

Our projects

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Where we work

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  • South Sudan Joint Response

    Malakal, Pigi Canal and Fashoda Counties, Upper Nile
    With the Dutch Relief Alliance and 9 national partners, we support children to cope with the immediate and long-term effects of the ongoing armed conflict in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan. Read more

  • Community-Based Child Protection and Psychosocial Support

    Western Equatoria, Unity and Warrap States
    With UNICEF, we train local partners to deliver vital support services to address the risks young people face from recruitment into armed forces and groups, exploitation and neglect.

  • Preventing boys and girls involvement in armed conflict

    Bor County, Jonglei State
    This multi-level initiative aims to prevent the commitment of the six grave violations against children living in armed conflict. It is a collaborative project with the Danish Refugee Council, local partner CIDO, and a number of community-based and government actors.

  • A Minimum Service Package for MHPSS

    Bor South in Jonglie and Malakal County, Upper Nile
    This project is developing and field-testing the Minimum Service Package for mental health and psychosocial support in South Sudan. We combine our core psychosocial support activities with our play and movement-based intervention TeamUp for children and teachers in target schools. Our goal is to scale up its use across global humanitarian responses.

  • Mental health and psychosocial support at school

    Upper Nile and Jonglei
    This school-based pilot project, implemented with UNDP and UNICEF, examines how best to empower children and their teachers to recognize and address traumatic experiences, gain basic counselling skills to support others and understand the referral process. 

  • Safety and resilience against conflict and floods

    Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei 
    This project addresses the complex needs of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Upper Nile and Jonglei states, and the devastating flooding in Unity state. It focuses on safety, rights, and resilience. By integrating different sectors and methods, it addresses sensitivity to conflict, protection against sexual exploitation and abuse – and mainstreaming age, gender and diversity (AGD) across our work.

  • Protection and Education for Children Affected by Conflict

    Malakal and Baliet Counties, Upper Nile
    With World Vision, we provide children with opportunities to get an education and develop their skills to protect themselves against violence, exploitation and other major threats. The project features our evidence-based e-tech solution - Can’t Wait to Learn. Read more

  • Equitable access to quality education in emergencies

    Malakal and Panyikang Counties in Upper Nile State, South Sudan

    With UNICEF, we provide emergency education services for displaced children, families and communities who are affected by conflict in Upper Nile. We also promote child safeguarding and psychosocial support for those who are particularly susceptible to exploitation and harm.

Our Key Partners in South Sudan

WOCO is War Child's Partner in South Sudan

WOCO South Sudan

WOCO is a South Sudanese non-governmental and non-profiting organization formed by a group of women in 2011 who were concerned and touched by the suffering of marginalized women and children. WOCO seeks to support the development and protection of these vulnerable groups.

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SAADO is War Child's partner in South Sudan


Smile Again Africa Development Organization (SAADO) is a non-profit organization based in Kenya that focuses on empowering vulnerable communities, particularly women and children, through education, healthcare, and economic support.

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Zerihun Yohannes is our Country Director in South Sudan. For all enquiries and partnership opportunities, get in touch via one of the channels below.

War Child South Sudan
Plot No 41B, Martyrs Street,
1st Floor – NPA Building,
Juba, Republic of South Sudan