KAIROS and partners mark the 10th anniversary of South Sudan: the world’s youngest country

Friday, July 9th marks the 10th anniversary of South Sudan, the world’s newest country.  

Despite some progress towards peace and reconciliation, particularly since the signing of the latest iteration of the peace agreement, the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), in September 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the last decade has been marked with ongoing violence, particularly against women and girls, and huge humanitarian needs in country, including extreme levels of food insecurity.  In 2021, 8.3 million people in South Sudan are expected to need humanitarian support. 

KAIROS, as a member of the Ecumenical Network for South Sudan (Europe and North America Hub), shares the following:

The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), a partner in the KAIROS Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program, has also written a statement, marking the 10th anniversary of their country: 

Your thoughts, prayers and advocacy are encouraged in solidarity with the people of South Sudan as we mark this important date. The advocacy statements call for the implementation of the peace agreement, support for peacebuilding activities, and unrestricted humanitarian access. 

Please share messages of solidarity with the people of South Sudan as well as the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), encouraging peacebuilding and supporting women peacebuilders through the SSCC’s Action Plan for Peace. Their Twitter name is @SSCChurches 

With your donations, matched by Global Affairs Canada, KAIROS continues to support the SSCC Women, Peace and Security programming in South Sudan through the National Women’s Programme of the SSCC.

Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security

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