In December 2013 militiamen seized and looted SOS Children’s Village Malakal. SOS Children’s Villages associations coordinated efforts to evacuate close to 100 children, parents, and SOS co-workers to safety near the capital Juba. Instability and violence in mid-2016 displaced the families once again, though they returned to the SOS Children's Village Juba in early 2017.

Focus areas of our emergency response in South Sudan are: