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ARC South Sudan

Head Office: Juba

Where ARC Works: Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Warrap

Who We Serve: More than 800,000 refugees, IDPs, returnees and host community members

In 2011, the people of South Sudan voted to become an independent nation. The country arrived to independence after enduring decades of conflict that left communities to face extreme poverty, violence, hunger and disease. Millions were forced from their homes. Since independence, the challenge for South Sudan and the international community is moving from crisis to recovery. Many challenges remain, and partnerships are crucial to getting help to those who need it most.

In December of 2013, conflict erupted again in South Sudan, forcing more than 1 million people from their homes. The violence has exacerbated a food crisis in the country, and the impending famine will be devastating. Our team in South Sudan is ready to provide lifesaving support to those who have remained in the country. 

 

What ARC does in South Sudan:
  • Capacity Development for county health departments
  • Primary Health Care
  • Reproductive Health Care and Emergency Obstetrics
  • Immunization and Childhood Disease Prevention
  • Gender-based violence prevention and response
  • Polio treatment
  Operational Since: 1994

ARC began operations in Kajo Keji County in South Sudan in 1994, providing health services to people displaced by the war. Operations have since grown dramatically.

As the Republic of South Sudan transitions from a state of crisis to early recovery, the demand of health service provision is changing from direct implementation by NGOs to the capacity development of the Ministry of Health through partnership with County Health Departments. integrated program of health care, water and sanitation, and microenterprise development for war-affected residents and returning refugees.

From July 2013, the “county based service delivery model” has become  the cornerstone of ARC’s technical health approach, supporting and strengthening health service delivery and health systems by building the capacity of the County Health Departments in four counties. ARC works hand in hand to provide primary health care in all health facilities in the four counties of Kajo Keji, Magwi, Kapoeta South and Kapoeta East.

ARC in South Sudan is well known for work in gender-based violence preventio and response projects. ARC provides services for survivors of violence including counseling, paralegal advice, referrals, and clinic services. Raising community awareness of gender-based violence is a way to address the root causes of gender inequality and influences behavior change.


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