International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Inside our work in South Sudan

IRC staff and patient in ambulance
A father holds his young son who was recovering from malaria
A health worker examines a women in South Sudan
Midwife Rose Jua holds a newborn baby.
Traditional birth attendant Arek Akot, portrait
A woman and her child wait to see a health worker
An IRC maternal health worker examines an expectant mother
South Sudanese woman, portrait
A child pumps water in Kanajak, South Sudan
Door of a mud-splattered IRC vehicle
Photo: Peter Biro/IRC

As South Sudan marks its second anniversary as an independent state on July 9, the world’s newest nation continues to struggle with enormous problems. The IRC, which has been working in the region since 1989, provides lifesaving obstetric care, clean water, and assistance to survivors of sexual violence.