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South Sudan

Woman in a refugee camp boils water

Seeing the light in difficult times

A humanitarian crisis has hit South Sudan, forcing hundred thousands of people to flee from the civil war. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD does not leave individuals with disabilities behind in such difficult times. In two refugee camps in Mahad and Gumba, we provide access to basic services such as food distribution and sanitary facilities for persons with disabilities. In each camp, there is a rehabilitation worker offering CBR and ensuring an accessible infrastructure in their everyday lives.

We shall also be implementing similar measures in other camps in 2016 with the assistance of our partners. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD was able to provide rehabilitation services for 1,078 children in 2015 despite the problematical situation in the country.

South Sudan
Map: South Sudan
  • Area: 619,745 km2
  • Population: 11.3 million
  • Life expectancy: 55 years
  • Ophthalmologists: 4
Our local work areas: 
Malte Fähnders. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher

Your contact person for our programmes in South Sudan & Pakistan: Malte Fähnders

+43 1 810 13 00 - 31
m.faehnders [at]

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