Juba, South Sudan
IRC began working in South Sudan in 1989. South Sudan declared independence in July 2011 following decades of brutal civil war. The security situation remains fragile and significant operational challenges are there.
IRC-South Sudan operates a country office in Juba, field offices in Lakes, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria states.
Currently, IRC South Sudan implements programs in primary health care, community case management, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection and access to justice and livelihoods.
In early 2012, the IRC launched a response to the increasing influx of Sudanese refugees from the Nuba mountains/South Kordofan into northern Unity State.
At the moment, the IRC implements Women Protection and Empowerment, protection, and primary and reproductive health care programs in Yida refugee settlement. Through a holistic women and girls’ wellness program strategy, the IRC provides essential services in the reproductive health and gender-based violence sectors for refugees in its Women & Girls Wellness Centre.
Primary health care is provided in two health facilities in the refugee settlement.