About South Sudan

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011, marking the end of Africa’s longest-running civil war. However, the road to stability has been challenging. South Sudan is a nation comprised of 10 recognized states and is known for its remarkable diversity. With 64 different major ethnic groups, it is one of the most culturally vibrant countries in Africa. Most of its people identify as Christians, while others follow various traditional religions.

Despite gaining independence, South Sudan has continued to grapple with internal conflicts. In 2013, civil war erupted when the president and vice president fell out, leading to a devastating conflict that uprooted approximately 4 million people, leaving them in dire poverty. Although a power-sharing agreement was signed in August 2018 with the intention of ending the five-year civil war, intercommunal violence and human rights abuses by the government persist.

The situation in South Sudan has been further exacerbated by the outbreak of famine, with millions of people trapped in its grip. In February 2023, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) warned of armed forces mobilizing in Upper Nile state, resulting in the pounding of villages and major offensives involving thousands of troops. In Jonglei and Greater Pibor, heavily-armed youth have carried out brutal raids, targeting women and children of opposing ethnic groups. Tragically, countless civilians have lost their lives in retaliatory massacres across lawless regions.

This ongoing conflict and instability have led to a staggering refugee crisis, with tens of thousands of people seeking refuge in UN bases for protection. South Sudan currently faces the worst refugee crisis in Africa, as people flee violence and insecurity in search of safety.

At NILECAPD, our commitment is rooted in the principles of humanitarian work and the desire to aid and support to those affected by the crisis in South Sudan. Through our programs and initiatives, we aim to alleviate suffering, restore hope, and promote peace and reconciliation among communities. Together, let us extend a helping hand to the people of South Sudan, offering love, compassion, and practical assistance in their time of need.

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President and CEO

Bayak started his philanthropic career by working with different communities in and outside South Sudan. He has served as an organizational community leader in Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, and Canada.He pioneered the establishment of NILECAPD in 2014 with an aim and passion of serving his fellow people in South Sudan.

He graduated from the University of Cavendish in Uganda with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. Mr. Puoch attained a certificate in Theology from the Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF) in Lokichogio, Kenya and is currently serving as a Spiritual Boot Camp (SBC) representative in the USA.

“As an architect and founder of NILE CAPD, I had a privilege to serve humanity. It’s in this capacity that gives me the energy every single day to do that by lending helping hands to the most vulnerable people in South Sudan”. ~ Bayak Chuol Puoch