Brief History

Our humanitarian work in South Sudan started in 2003 giving support to the most vulnerable groups, with a particular focus to women and children, mainly the conflict affected population.

Before separation from Khartoum, Islamic Relief (IR) served territories that belonged to South Sudan in 2004. IR helped to set up a health clinic serving over 50,000 people in Tonj North, Warrap State. In 2007 in the same state, 20,000 people were vaccinated against meningitis during an emergency response delivered by Islamic Relief. With UNHCR support, it has managed a camp for Ethiopian refugees seeking safety in Juba. Thousands of children in the area benefited as it completed the construction of four new schools in 2008, and in 2012 it delivered an emergency project to provide families returning to Juba with access to water. Over 150,000 poor people benefitted from its project in Terekeka and Tonj North. The scheme, which completed in 2011, improved access to drinking water and also helped prevent the spread of disease by promoting good hygiene. In 2015 and 2016, IRW Constructed three mini solar water supply facilities in Moroyok, Gurei and Rejaf East giving services to IDPs, returnees and host communities serving over 15,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries. Current programs include water and sanitation, emergency response and healthcare covering Jubek, Jonglei, Namurunyang and Warrap States. IRW is providing emergency aid services to displaced settlements in Mangatein and Mahad IDP camps in Juba through water supply, medical support, food and non-food supplies benefiting over 40,000 households. It also supports South Sudan’s most vulnerable people – particularly women and children – to achieve sustainable economic and social development.

Following the South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, Islamic Relief South Sudan programme became a full-fledged office operated and managed from Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. Islamic Relief Worldwide is a Registered Charity No 328158; company No 2365572 in United Kingdom. In South Sudan, it is registered with Relief Rehabilitation Commission with registration number 051 and is a member of South Sudan NGO Forum. All registrations are valid.

Where we work

Islamic Relief Worldwide South Sudan Programme has been operating in the following areas since 2004.

  • Warrap state in Tonj North
  • Kapoeta East
  • Jubek STATE in Central Equitoria
  • Terekeka (Formerly under Juba County)

IRW-South Sudan recently expanded into the following areas;

  • Western Baher-el Gazal (WAU state)
  • Yei River state (Central Equitoria)
  • Lainya State (Central Equitoria)
  • Akop County (Tonj North)

Sectors of Intervention

  • Integrated Emergency WASH, Food security and Health Nutrition
  • Emergency Nutrition
  • Food security and Livelihood
  • Seasonal Programmes (Ramadhan and Qurbani)

We endeavor to:

Protect life and dignity
Empower communities
Campaign for change
Strengthen the Islamic Relief family

Sectors of intervention:

  • Integrated Emergency WASH, Food security and Health Nutrition
  • Emergency Nutrition
  • Food security and Livelihood
  • Seasonal Programmes (Ramadhan and Qurbani)