Fighting has ravaged South Sudan for the past three years, helping to push parts of the country into famine and leaving millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 1.4 million people have fled, seeking safety in neighboring countries like Uganda, which now hosts more than 600,000 South Sudanese refugees.
Throughout South Sudan, Oxfam has been providing clean water and sanitation services to help prevent the spread of diseases—like cholera and diarrhea—which can lead to malnutrition and prove fatal.
Since 2016, we have helped more than 600,000 people across the country. Many people have fled famine-hit areas and made their way to Panyijar County in Unity State, where we have helped about 40,000 of the most vulnerable. Some of them are now living in a swampy area on remote islands to escape the conflict and Oxfam has been helping them with travel vouchers, so they can take canoes to food distribution points. Working with local partner groups, Oxfam has been distributing some of that emergency food.
We need to scale up those efforts, and we urgently need your support to help save lives.
Oxfam is helping nearly two million people in hunger-ravaged countries, including South Sudan, providing families with desperately needed food, clean drinking water, and sanitation. But we need to scale up those efforts, and we urgently need your support to help save lives.