Hope and heroes in South Sudan

As conflict and drought devastate parts of South Sudan, our head of programmes, Emma, shares a series of video diaries from the country. 

Emma Turner
Emma Turner
Head of Programmes

Back to all stories | Posted on 25 Apr 2017 in Blog

More than half of South Sudan’s children are out of school – the highest proportion of any conflict zone in the world. As the humanitarian crisis in the country continues, our head of programmes, Emma, tells us how Mary's Meals is feeding more and more children, as they flee from famine and conflict... 


"Children are coming from all over South Sudan in search of peace." In her second video diary, Emma speaks from a school in Rumbek. 


In her third video diary, Emma talks about one of the biggest challenges of delivering our school feeding programme in South Sudan.


Emma is struck by the power of our school feeding programme in this video diary update from South Sudan.


Emma tells us why the feeding programme is having such an impact in South Sudan.


In her final video diary, Emma explains why she is thankful for the wonderful commitment of the team behind Mary’s Meals’ work in South Sudan.


During this time of crisis, the daily meal Mary’s Meals provides is not just a powerful incentive to come to school – but a vital lifeline for vulnerable children in desperate need of nourishment. Many children continue to arrive at our schools exhausted, scared and desperately hungry. But today, because of your generosity, they have one certainty – they can go to school and eat a nutritious meal.

Millions are at risk. Help us reach desperately hungry children today.