About South Sudan

An Impoverished Nation

Map of Africa showing South Sudan

South Sudan has a population of 12 million, with Christianity the majority religion. It's one of the poorest countries in the world. Most villages lack electricity, running water, and paved roads.

A Violent Civil War

Guns raised in air in South Sudan civil war

The South Sudanese Civil War is an ongoing conflict between forces of the government and opposition forces. It started as a political squabble and has escalated into ethnic violence.

Refugees Escaping Violence

South Sudan's refugees leaving in mass

Violence and famine have forced the migration of almost 4 million people as they flee for safety. It has escalated to the largest refugee crisis in Africa  and a full-blown humanitarian emergency.

Limited Resources

Poor living conditions in refugee camp

Exiled South Sudanese people seek peace in crowded refugee camps both inside and outside the borders of their native country. Conditions are often poor, resources lacking, and there's little or no formal education.

Children in Need of Education

Faces of South Sudan children

Children live as refugees, including many who have lost their parents in the South Sudan Civil War, and have little access to proper schooling. It takes donations from people like you to bring education to these rural, remote areas.

"Forced to Flee" Video

Video about South Sudan

"Forced to Flee" is a 4-minute video presented by the United Nations High Commission Refugee Agency for South Sudan, an organization that protects refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assists in their resettlement.

How you can help

Let your hands be Helping Hands for South Sudan. We welcome donations of any amount, but a gift of $500 sponsors an entire year of school for a child! To sponsor a specific child, please include that child's name with your payment.

Whether you help through monetary donations or spread our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

We are a 501(3)(c) charitable organization, so your gift is tax-deductible. You may use PayPal, a credit card or debit card using the link below. (As with any PayPal purchase, your transaction is secure.) Check donations may be made payable to Helping Hands for South Sudan and mailed to the attention of Gabriel Nyok, 2500 El Camino Real, # 206, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

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Contact Us

Helping Hands for South Sudan

2500 El Camino Real #206, Palo Alto, CA 94306, US

(408) 724-3320


Gabriel Akim Nyok

Founder and Secretary