More than 3.3 million South Sudanese are currently displaced - the fastest-growing refugee population of the 2016, with an increase of 64 per cent during the second half of the year. Added to the famine and the economic crisis (inflation rated at more than 800%) this has created a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan of unprecedented proportions. Millions of people go hungry and hundreds of thousands are at risks of dying of starvation unless the guns stop.
In the midst of many challenges, JRS South Sudan continues investing in education, psychosocial and pastoral activities in Yambio and Maban. They provide education as a protection measure to avoid force conscription and preventing early marriage, but also to prepare the future generation to learn how to settle disputes through dialogue and negotiation rather than violence and arms. They offer psychosocial support in order to help people heal from the wounds of trauma and overcome adversities. There are pastoral activities to celebrate life in the midst of so much death and devastation and proclaim that God has not abandoned God's people.Read more