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.
Volunteers support malnourished children in South Sudan
Community volunteers like Ngachower, 56, are playing a key role in identifying and treating malnourished children in South Sudan where food shortages are affecting millions.
Governments should give single day’s military spending to fight hunger
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.