South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Years of civil war, poverty, droughts and floods make life a daily struggle for survival for millions of people. Epidemics such as malaria, diarrhea, measles, polio and the nettles are rampant, and now Covid-19 has been added. But there are only a few doctors and hospitals. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from hunger, and some 1.3 million children are malnourished. "The misery is devastating", says t-online editor-in-chief Florian Harms, who visited South Sudan in the fall of 2019 and reported on it in his morning newsletter "Tagesanbruch". "Although it's easy to help. Just one euro a day can ensure the survival of a child."
In cooperation with the UN Children's Fund UNICEF, t-online has reported intensively on the situation in South Sudan: on the famine and the war, but also on encouraging aid projects that are giving many people new hope. A topic page provides an overview of the articles. Readers of “Tagesanbruch” then donated generous amounts to Unicef, Doctors Without Borders and Plan International; this resulted in high five-digit amounts at the end of 2019 and again at the end of 2020. The Unicef team in the South Sudanese town of Wau expressed their thanks with a photo greeting.