South Sudan Crisis Appeal
Millions desperately need food as famine strikes.
In Unity State, 100,000 people face starvation and people are dying every day. Another 1 million people are on the brink of famine.
This crisis comes after more than three years of conflict, which has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of 3 million people. Without homes and safety, nearly 4.9 million people across the country urgently need food and security.
The effects of conflict are far reaching. Harvests have been disrupted, food and fuel prices have risen, and the economy has collapsed. People are severely hungry: they are eating wild foods like water lily roots, and drinking unsafe water to survive.
Conflict and instability, sexual abuse, executions and other human rights abuses, continue amid severe humanitarian needs. The situation is getting worse. We have to act now.
Our partners - in particular, the churches - are determinedly calling for an immediate end to the violence, and working to address the root causes of conflict.
How we're helping
Our partners in South Sudan have long been providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to displaced people and the most vulnerable conflict-affected households.
In Panyijiar County, Unity State, our partner UNIDO has been distributing seeds, farming tools and fishing gear to help families get back on their feet.
We have also provided agricultural training, repaired community water points, built latrines and handed out sanitation and hygiene supplies.
But with your help, we could do so much more.
How can you help?
Donate - give directly to this appeal
Pray - read prayers and worship resources
Church collection - call our Belfast office on 028 9064 8133 or our Dublin office on 01 496 7040 to order resources.
How we work in an emergency
We're based in countries affected by disasters so we can be there before, during and after an emergency to save lives and support people long term.
Through our work with local organisations in these countries, we can talk directly to the people affected to provide the most useful emergency response.
Find out more about our approach
Related news and blogs
Audio clip: Peace in South Sudan
Members of our local partner, the South Sudan Council of Churches, talk about prospects for peace in South Sudan, and share their Christmas prayers.
Blog: Four million in need of humanitarian assistance
Christian Aid GB Emergency Programme Officer Rosie Crowther told the New Internationalist about the situation in South Sudan.
Blog: Dealing with the past in order to face the future
A blog from Christian Aid GB's Senior Advocacy and Policy Officer for East Africa.