Splitting Sudan into two countries was supposed to end the civil war that had ravaged the region for decades. But the hope for an end to violence for the people of newly formed South Sudan was short lived.
In 2013 the country devolved into a new civil war, driving more than 400,000 South Sudanese to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya in search of safety. Most arrive traumatized from the unrelenting violence in the region and the stress of flight. A great many of the refugees are women and children who have been separated from their families, leaving them especially vulnerable.
Most refugees prefer to go home if they can be assured of their safety. But, sadly, that might not be possible and many of these refugees will live for years or decades in camps or on the margins of foreign cities. Our focus is to provide safe environments and help these refugees overcome their trauma and regain control over their lives.