The Need for Aid

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Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, 1.91 million people have fled their homes because of fighting.

Many families that set up camp under the U.N.’s protection are dependent on aid from relief agencies; their lives and prospects are limited.

For too many, the year 2014 passed with no crops planted and harvested, no trips to market or livestock bought and sold. Hunger, malnutrition, and disease threaten the lives of their children. Schools are occupied by armed forces and displaced families, not students.

World Vision has helped nearly 450,000 displaced families by providing food and nutrition assistance, water and sanitation, education and child protection, as well as support for livelihoods. The need for aid continues, as well as the need for peace and long-term development solutions.

Photo © 2014 Abraham Nhial Wei / World Vision

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