South Sudan & Sudan

Although South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan following a referendum vote in 2011, both countries are still recovering from conflicts and political instability. Recurring outbreaks of violence have hindered healing and development.

To address ongoing issues in Sudan and South Sudan, Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency (SUDRA), the relief and development arm of The Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) teams trained by Episcopal Relief & Development have led emergency response efforts during crises, helping to meet the needs of people displaced by conflict.

Responding to Disasters and Rebuilding Communities

  • Examining possible hazards and leveraging local strengths and resources to reduce disaster risk and build resilience

South Sudan & Sudan Press Releases & Stories

Responding to Famine in South SudanEpiscopal Relief & Development Supports SUDRA's Response to Unrest in South SudanLouisville Church Joins with Sudanese Congregation to Care for DisplacedCelebrating Independence and Praying For Peace

Fast Facts

Sudan experienced one of the longest-running civil wars on the continent, from 1983 until a ceasefire in 2005. South Sudan gained independence in a referendum in 2011.

Most of South Sudan's population relies on farming and livestock, and 80% of people live in rural areas.
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