The ninth of July is the anniversary of independence for South Sudan. Four years after the joyful celebrations, the people of South Sudan have little to celebrate in a general climate of uncertainty and violence. The government has issued new coins on this anniversary so that the local currency, the South Sudanese pound, can now be divided. However, it is likely that the ordinary people are more worried about the runaway inflation while trying to make ends meet.
In all of this, Solidarity volunteers and staff have remained to help all South Sudanese in these difficult times by continuing the projects already set up: teacher training, health training, sustainable agriculture and of course pastoral support.
We would like to say ‘Happy birthday South Sudan’ without forgetting the needs of those who are suffering most and we show our solidarity to the South Sudanese through our projects.