In a country devoid of development or infrastructure investment for more than 50 years, the people of South Sudan struggle to fulfill minimum basic needs around food, water, health and education. This coupled with pervasive violent conflict and the country's standing as the world's newest nation necessitates a multi-sector, coordinated approach by the humanitarian aid community. Given the high credibility and relevance enjoyed by the local Church, Catholic Relief Services is uniquely positioned to help meet many of these needs while strengthening the capacity of our principal partner to reinforce its role as an effective civil society institution in South Sudan.
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|Population:||10,625,176 (July 2012 est.)|
|Size:||248,777 sq. mi.; slightly smaller than Texas|
|People Served:||4,948,642 (2012 est.)|
Catholic Relief Services has been operational in South Sudan since 1983, focusing on building community-based food and livelihood security through activities in agriculture, WASH, health, peace-building, and savings and lending. CRS also helps strengthen local nongovernmental organizations and communities. The agency has staff in South Sudan as well as in Nairobi, where a technical team works on issues of food and livelihoods security throughout the region.