South Sudan

Members of Discipline have been active in South Sudan since 2003, initially under the banner of the Sudanese Chadian Community organization. Their work has persisted through the country's independence in 2011, demonstrating unwavering commitment to the people of South Sudan.

The beginning

Marking a decade of independence, South Sudan finds itself grappling with the enduring effects of political conflict, economic challenges, and drought, leading to widespread displacement, violence, and severe food shortages. A peace agreement reached in 2018 and the subsequent formation of a unity government have rekindled hope for a more stable future. Yet, the need for humanitarian assistance is profound, with nearly 87% of the population - over 9.3 million people - in dire need. This includes an alarming number of around 7.8 million people facing the harsh realities of hunger of which majority are children.

These pressing issues underline the importance of sustained humanitarian engagement in South Sudan. It is precisely in this context that Discipline continues its commitment to the people of this young nation. We strive to make a tangible difference by delivering essential services, fostering resilience, and empowering communities to overcome these challenges. Our aim is to not only address immediate needs but also contribute to long-term solutions that ensure a better future for the people of South Sudan.

As food security continues to decline, it is estimated that 7.8 million people in South Sudan are set to face crisis levels of hunger. Ongoing conflict and insecurity have compounded this crisis, forcing millions to the brink of starvation for years. Alarmingly, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan in early 2017, a threat that still looms large today.

Our impact

In the face of this critical situation, Discipline's team members have been actively supporting South Sudanese communities since 2003, aiding in emergency recovery and building resilience to future challenges.

Our initiatives are directed towards four primary areas:

Emergency Response and Coordination

We devise emergency preparedness plans and engage in collaborative efforts with other humanitarian agencies. This cooperative approach enables us to respond effectively to sudden crises.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

We aim to enhance the accessibility to safe, sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services for communities impacted by crises. Our interventions include the rehabilitation of boreholes in villages and camps for displaced individuals, promoting good hygiene practices, and distribution of essential hygiene products such as soap and women’s sanitary items like menstrual cups.

Food Security and Livelihoods

Discipline collaborates with local farmers, providing them with farming tools and offering employment opportunities to displaced individuals. A portion of the harvest is shared or sold to support displaced communities. Additionally, we introduce modern farming techniques and provide training to enhance agricultural productivity.

Education and Psychosocial Support

Our support extends to children, adolescents, and youth affected by conflict, offering psychosocial support and skill-building activities. In the realm of education, we provide educational tools, support infrastructure rehabilitation efforts in schools, and collaborate with local communities to ensure school meals are provided.

Discipline is unwavering in its commitment to aiding the communities of South Sudan. Through these focused efforts, Discipline is committed to helping the communities of South Sudan navigate their immediate challenges and build a stronger, more secure future.

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