Solidarity with South Sudan

Solidarity with South Sudan is a new model of ministry and collaboration among women and men religious and the laity in serving the poor.

An initiative of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) and the Union of Superiors General (USG), it was born in response to a request from the Catholic Bishops of Sudan.

Its mission is to develop leaders, and to build the capacity of people in South Sudan to be teachers, health care professionals, sustainable farmers, and diocesan pastoral agents.

The organization is supported by Catholic religious congregations around the world, as well as by foundations and individuals who share our vision to build a more just and peaceful society.

Images throughout this website are courtesy of Paul Jeffrey

Life in South Sudan now

Life in South Sudan is both challenging and rewarding.

The challenges are the result of years of civil war, famines and, most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. Lack of infrastructures, food insecurity and internal displacement, make everyday life both an adventure and a study in survival.

The rewards come in the form of the South Sudanese people. Their resilience is inspiring, and their generosity is an example to us all. They are eager to improve their lives and those of their children, and to contribute to building their nation.

Latest News


We share with you a poem by Fr. Mike Bassano, from the UN camp in Malakal.

SOUTH SUDAN: Pope Francis picks representative for Juba visit

Pope Francis will be represented by Cardinal Pietro Parolin during the official visit to South Sudan in July. The Pontiff was supposed to personally tour Juba between July 5 and 7 but the visit was postponed at the request of his doctors.

Francisco’s Desired Journey to South Sudan

Peace building is a process that is gradual and must be consistent and integrative at all levels. It calls for “endurance” and the People of South Sudan are heralds of endurance in the most trying of times.

Missioner Tale: Grateful for Healing

Finding a solution to dental problems is one of the challenges that people living in the UN camp in Malakal have to deal with.


Your support helps South Sudanese who need it the most. Thanks to your donation, a better future for South Sudan is now possible!


“God makes Himself present and inspires the faith of the community united in diversity and in solidarity”(Pope Francis) Pray with us for South Sudan!


Help us to raise the awareness around our projects in South Sudan. Show you care, #southsudanwecare


Your involvement will help us to build a better future for this country. Together, for a Future of Hope and Reconciliation in South Sudan.

Solidarity Calendar

Take a look at what’s going on for Solidarity with South Sudan.

April 2022
09 Finance Committee Meeting
19 – 20 Board Meeting
21 Launch of the book “Collaborative Mission in South Sudan”
May 2022
02 – 06 Solidarity desk at the UISG Plenary
20 International Nurses Day
25 – 27 Solidarity desk at the USG Assembly
June 2022
07 World Food Safety Day