Areas of Impact
ACROSS has many different projects in various areas of South Sudan.
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Central Equatoria has an area of 43,033 square kilometres. The state's capital Juba is also the national capital of South Sudan.
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Eastern Equatoria has an area of 73,472 square kilometres. Most of the inhabitants of Eastern Equatoria live by subsistence farming, and also raise cattle, sheep and goats. Some of the crops are sold, while most are consumed locally.
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Jonglei, which covers an area of 122,581 square kilometres, forms the bulk of the eastern part of South Sudan covering most of the eastern centre. The economy of Jonglei is mostly dependent upon livestock, and most inhabitants are employed in the agricultural sector.
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Northeren Bahr El Ghazal
Northern Bahr el Ghazal has an area of 30,543 square kilometres. It borders South Darfur to the north, Western Bahr el Ghazal to the west and south, and Warrap and Abyei to the east. Aweil is the capital of the state. The vegetation consists mainly of dry savannah.
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Camp Coordination and Camp Management
Due to years of conflict in East Africa, people have been displaced from their home regions and have taken refuge in camp settings. ACROSS manages the Gorom Refugee camp for UNHCR and coordinates medical services for refugees in the greater Juba area. Additional services and programs are provided in other camps in South Sudan and Northern Uganda.
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After crisis strikes, people are often in need of emergency supplies to enable them to survive and begin to rebuild their life. Because ACROSS is present in remote regions and has access to conflict zones, ACROSS is often called upon to distribute these early recovery supplies and services.
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Logistics / Coordination
Coordinating logistics and communication in rural communities can be a challenge. ACROSS serves at the Deep Field Humanitarian Focal Point for great Boma region. As such, we work with all agencies present to coordinate information and services.
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The prolonged crisis in South Sudan has led to widespread malnutrition among vulnerable people. ACROSS provides nutrition screening, intervention and education to children and families of chronically ill patients in Yei, Lainya, Kapoeta East, and Juba.
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Many children in South Sudan lack access to education. ACROSS works in cooperation with the Ministry of Education to train teachers, deliver supplies, and improve access to education in Jonglei, Boma, Pochalla, Pibor, Juba, Lainya, Yei, Rumbek, Yirol and Wulu.
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ACROSS creates audio and print media on a variety of topics: peace, gender equity, health, Christian teaching, right living, and education. These materials are distributed on solar powered digital audio players, to radio stations, and through many printed titles.
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Peace and conflict resolution is a targeted strategy to combat widespread violence and destructive attitudes. Most of this work is supported by our media department. ACROSS partners with the local church to implement strategies for peace in areas of conflict.
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Whenever possible, ACROSS uses an integrated (holistic) approach to program delivery. This includes projects that address multiples needs at one time. A unique example of this is the Participatory Awakening Process (a church led community development model).
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Food Security and Livelihoods
When a community emerges from immediate crisis, they begin to focus on development. Securing access to sustainable agriculture and sources of income are an early step in this process. ACROSS works with communities throughout South Sudan as they take this crucial step in their road to resilience.
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
People need access to clean water and to methods of managing their hygiene needs. ACROSS works to ensure communities have access to water and hygiene education. This includes rehabilitation of wells, prevention of food/water borne illness, programs on menstrual hygiene, and maternal/infant hygiene.
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Western Bahr El Ghazal
Western Bahr el Ghazal has an area of 93,900 square kilometres and is part of the Bahr el Ghazal region. Its capital is Wau. The state shared international borders with Sudan to the north and the Central African Republic to the west. Its landscape is primarily characterised by wet savannah.
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Western Equatoria has an area of 79,343 square kilometres. Its capital is Yambio. It borders Western Bahr El Ghazal, Warrap and Lakes to the north, Central Equatoria to the east, the Democratic republic of Congo to the south and the Central African Republic to the west.
Unity has an area of 35,956 km². Its capital is Bentiu. It borders Sudan to the north, Jonglei and Upper Nile to the east, Lakes to the south south and Warrap to the west.
Warrap has an area of 31,027 square kilometres. Its capital is Kwajok. Warrap is bordered to the west by Western Bahr el Ghazal, to the northwest by Northern Bahr el Ghazal, to the east by Unity, to the southeast by Lakes and to the south by Western Equatoria.
Upper Nile has an area of 77,823 square kilometres. The White Nile flows through the state, giving it its name. It borders Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east and Jonglei to the south south.