Why we work in South Sudan
Nearly a decade later, civil war has left more than seven million people, or about two-thirds of the population, in dire need of help.
The conflict has ravaged South Sudan's economy, and eroded the Government’s ability to provide basic services to its people. Years of violence, displacement and underdevelopment have limited people's ability to earn an income and weakened families' ability to cope when times are tough.
Improving nutrition and older people's access to food
Sharing best practice to better meet older people's needs
Legal aid and livelihoods opportunities
Life in the camps: Mary's voice
(c) Samir Bol/HelpAge International
"My feet are swollen and I’ve lost my sight. It's hard for me to enjoy life. I'm too weak to go to the market or visit friends. I can’t even cross the nearby road because there’s too much traffic. It's become risky for me to go out and about.
"Because of the crisis we live in tents in poor conditions and I worry because where I live is very insecure.
"Living away from home at my age means I can’t be comfortable and be at peace. All I want is for stability to return to my village so I can go home and be happy.
"All the wars in my lifetime have affected me, but this one is the worst. It’s been so brutal.
"Blind, deaf and older people have been killed. Even the young aren’t spared. All my children have been killed, so now my granddaughter is caring for me."