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

Pope to travel to DRC and South Sudan in early 2023

The Holy See Press Office announces that Pope Francis will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan for an ecumenical peace pilgrimage from 31 January to 5 February 2023, journeys postponed in the past due to health reasons.

Small Enterprise but Big Feats of Women in the Community of Riimenze

We are pleased to report briefly on the experience of one of the groups of women who benefited from the workshop on small entrepreneurship and the savings scheme organised by the Riimenze team of the sustainable agriculture project.

Videotelling: “Don’t get tired of talking about South Sudan”, pleads ecumenical leader

“Sometimes in my work I feel hopeless, but then I feel a push. That means there is someone over there praying for us”, said Father James Oyet Latansio, a Catholic priest who serves as general secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches.

Changing – a poem from Mike Bassano

We are pleased to share with you the poem “Changing”, sent by Fr. Mike Bassano, who cares for the people in the IDP camp in Malakal.


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!


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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.

October 2022
03-07 Solidarity Assembly in Kit (South Sudan)
16 World Food Day
19 Solidarity with South Sudan at the IDI conference: “”The Role of Women in the Diplomatic Intermediation of Conflicts”
20 Solidarity with South Sudan presents the Webinar entitled “Good practices in Sustainable Agriculture: the Riimenze Community in South Sudan”
November 2022
21 Finance Committee Meeting
23-25 Solidarity with South Sudan at the USG Assembly
30 Board Meetings in Rome
December 2022
01 Solidarity Annual General Assembly
02 Board Meetings in Rome