New Podcast: South Sudan and the Work That's at CARE's Core

New Podcast: South Sudan and the Work That's at CARE's Core



We’re closing 2017 with a brand new podcast episode that gets to the heart of the matter. With everyone focused on end-of-year legislation, the 2018 Budget, and, of course, the holidays, we’re focusing on the work at CARE’s core. We’re talking about women and girls who live in poverty, face unspeakable violence, extreme inequality and limited resources, yet still hold limitless potential.

In this week’s episode, we’re speaking with Dorcas Acen, CARE International’s Gender & Protection Coordinator in South Sudan about how she and CARE are helping women prevent and recover from gender-based violence as part of their 360 degree approach to humanitarian assistance. 

Currently, in South Sudan:

  • 5.1 million people are currently in need of urgent humanitarian assistance
  • 1.6 million people are displaced within the country
  • More than 720,000 have fled to neighboring countries
  • Between 50,000–100,000 civilians have died as a result of the conflict though unofficial estimates place this number closer to 300,000.

The situation in South Sudan mirrors conditions that CARE is seeing in many other conflict and refugee settings where gender-based violence is pervasive and severe. That’s why CARE places women’s safety, health, well-being and empowerment at the heart of everything we do.

That’s a wrap for the CARE Action podcast for 2017. Thanks for listening!  Please share this episode on social media and with friends and family and leave a great review wherever you get your podcasts. And, make sure you’re subscribed to receive every new episode. There’s going to be a lot to talk about in 2018 and we don’t want you to miss a thing.  Happy holidays from CARE Action!

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