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Governments should give single day’s military spending to fight hunger

20 April 2021

Aid organisations call on governments to give a single day’s military spending to fight hunger. Only 26 hours of global military spending is enough to cover the $5.5 billion needed to help most at risk.

Conflict and food insecurity have affected thousands of families in South Sudan, including Helena’s. (Image Kate Holt / Plan International)

South Sudan: Hunger and looming famine puts girls at risk

18 January 2021

Children and teenage girls are at an increased risk of starvation, violence and sexual exploitation in parts of South Sudan as a result of looming famine.

Plan International condemns killing of humanitarian aid worker in South Sudan

3 November 2020

We are shocked and saddened by the killing of one of our volunteers in South Sudan.

Gola* from South Sudan was sold into child marriage

Child marriage Facebook auction reminiscent of slave markets

12 November 2018

Plan International is calling on the South Sudanese government to investigate a Facebook auction which led to the child marriage of a 17-year-old girl.

Agau, 13, at Melijo refugee camp, South Sudan

South Sudan crisis leaves girls feeling suicidal

29 May 2018

Plan International reports that half a decade of conflict compounded by food crisis is having a catastrophic impact on the lives of adolescent girls in South Sudan with many left feeling suicidal.

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Captured Aid Workers Freed

30 April 2018

Plan International is delighted to confirm that its three members of staff who were detained in South Sudan have today been freed.

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Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan

26 April 2018

Plan International is aware of an ongoing security situation involving three members of staff in South Sudan. They, along with aid workers from other humanitarian and UN agencies, went missing on 25 April when a convoy driving from Yei town to Tore in Central Equatoria disappeared. 

Children queue for food at ECCD centre.

Urgent action needed: 20 million face famine

10 August 2017

Plan International has joined the UN Security Council’s call to all parties in South Sudan, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen to urgently enable delivery of life-saving aid to millions trapped in conflict.

Deborah is a primary school student from South Sudan.

South Sudan crisis forces girls out of school

16 June 2017

Around 76% of primary school aged girls in South Sudan are not receiving an education because of the conflict and food crisis in the country. Their futures and safety are at risk as a result.