South Sudan

South Sudan Livelihoods Development Program (2010-2016)

After decades of civil war and mass displacement, many communities in Southern Sudan have been left with the task of rebuilding their social connections and livelihood systems. This project is working to increase food security and incomes through improved agricultural productivity and marketing in Southern Sudan.

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Sustainable Livelihoods and Mine Action (SLAM)

The SLAM project aims to promote improved and equitable development opportunities for conflict-affected communities in the Western and Central Equatoria states of Southern Sudan. The Project addresses the safety, sustainable livelihoods and development issues posed by landmines and ERW in Central and Western Equatoria by clearing landmines and working with affected communities to develop and implement sustainable livelihoods strategies.

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Maternal and Child Health Enhancement Program

Maternal and child mortality rates in Jonglei and Upper Nile states in South Sudan are currently amongst the highest in the world. CHF’s program is targeting the greatest risks to the health of mothers and their children by increasing food security and nutrition, enhancing access to and strengthening health services, and reducing the incidence of the five major diseases and infections that threaten mothers and children. CHF is also encouraging a better understanding of issues like malnutrition, sanitation, and other health concerns in communities so that mothers can keep their families healthy.

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Sustaining Peace and Enhancing Livelihoods in Southern Sudan

CHF worked with our local partner to promote peace building and recovery in the wake of the conflict in South Sudan through a two-fold approach that lessens the potential for conflict by creating livelihood opportunities for both settled and internally displaced persons (IDPs). CHF’s efforts reduced pressures on existing resources while helping to address conflict where it occurred by strengthening the ability of communities to use mediation and conflict resolution tools.

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Returning to Rebuild in Kayango

Things are looking up for Marina Abilo Bola. A widow and grandmother displaced for nearly a decade when conflict overran her home in the village of Kayango, South Sudan, she has returned home to rebuild a better life for herself and the eleven family members she supports.

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CHF has been on the ground in South Sudan for 12 years and is enhancing the credibility and effectiveness of local civil society organizations to deliver new and expanded livelihoods and peace initiatives. Our ongoing projects build on capacity in local non-profits and help communities to advance the wellbeing of the people of South Sudan. Together, we are putting new tools and skills in the hands of people in South Sudan’s rural areas so they can build better futures for themselves.

CHF Success Stories in South Sudan