Plan International has been operating in South Sudan since 2006. At present we work in Central and Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei and Lakes state.
We work with partners including civil society, the private sector, UN Agencies and government institutions to improve children’s lives.
Our work supports children, especially girls, to access their rights to education, health, protection and economic security. We are also working to bring lasting positive change to a country that has emerged from decades of civil war and continues to experience instability and insecurity.
We strive to advance children’s rights, equality for girls and ensure that all children, families and communities actively participate in their country’s development.
Our key areas of work are:
- Inclusive, quality education
- Children and young people’s economic rights
- Participation and protection from violence
- Disaster risk reduction and management.
Hunger crisis raises fears of more child marriages
Despite acute food shortages, Ngaidok is committed to tackling the issue of child marriage in her community, having been forced into marriage herself at a young age.
South Sudan: Hunger and looming famine puts girls at risk
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.