South Sudan

Local resilience in the world's newest nation

Civilians in South Sudan have endured years of violence and failed peace agreements. Rebel groups continue to multiply along ethnic and tribal lines in localised militia. Conflict has claimed thousands of lives and driven millions to flee their homes.

The people’s plight is described by experts as a ‘full-blown humanitarian emergency’, exacerbated by devastating floods and droughts, inequitable distribution of resources, economic mismanagement and serious human rights violations.

On 9 July 2011, HART was privileged to be present in Juba to witness South Sudan become the world’s newest nation. Independence did not bring conflict to an end. Yet amid the country’s complex conflict dynamics, we are continually inspired by the positive impact of local peacebuilders. We celebrate their resourcefulness and resilience.

Local Partners

Diocese of Wau

The Anglican Diocese of Wau coordinates development programmes across two states in South Sudan, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap state.

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Marol Academy

Known locally as a 'girls school, which boys may attend', Marol Academy emphasises the need to promote female education.

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