South Sudan Emergency Response

One million people have been displaced throughout South Sudan and bordering countries as a result of violent conflict between political factions within the Republic of South Sudan. About 74,000 Jonglei State residents, many of whom fled with only the clothes on their backs, have sought refuge in the forests along the banks of the Nile River in a neighboring state.

Hunger, waterborne diseases, lack of shelter, continued violence and limited opportunities to farm or earn an income are among their greatest concerns. Catholic Relief Services, with generous funding from Caritas Internationalis and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and the U.S. Agency for International Development, is responding with essential sanitation and hygiene programs, and distributing emergency shelter kits, household items and hygiene kits.

ALL PHOTOS BY Sara A. Fajardo/CRS.