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The John Dau Foundation provides healthcare and nutrition programs to the citizens of South Sudan – one of the most war-torn, impoverished countries on Earth.




The Needs

Residents of South Sudan suffer from widespread preventable disease, endemic famine, rampant malnourishment and civil war. Because of a shortage of nutrition and basic health services, 1 in 5 children die before they reach the age of five. Maternal mortality is particularly high as well.

Our Solutions

Through initiatives like the Duk Lost Boys Clinic, we screen for malnutrition, administer nutrition programs, provide mothers with pre- and post-natal care, and deliver treatment and immunization for preventable diseases largely unknown in the West.


Your tax-deductible contributions save lives and give the children and adults of South Sudan hope for a brighter future. We graciously accept one-time or recurring donations of any amount. For example, even $32 provides medication for 400 clinic patients suffering from uncomplicated malaria.

John Dau's Story


As one of the 27,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan”, John Dau has experienced challenges that most people could never imagine. As a young man, he fled his home during the Second Sudanese Civil War, spending much of his adolescence as a refugee fleeing hostile militias, fighting against extreme hunger and thirst, and leading thousands of young boys just like him across hundreds upon hundreds of miles in search of safety.

Today, John Dau is a compelling motivational speaker whose life is defined by his uncompromised commitment to having a lasting impact on the future of his native country.

Read more about John Dau’s journey.

After its destruction in the ongoing South Sudanese Civil War, the John Dau Foundation (JDF) is rebuilding the Duk Lost Boys Clinic through the Koi ye Miooc (Dinka words for "generous persons") campaign. We need to generate $100,000 a year to fund basic – and critically needed – medical and nutrition services.

As such, this campaign seeks to enroll 1,500 Koi ye Miooc Ambassadors who will donate $30 a month ($360 a year) to our efforts.

We are asking not only for your support, but for you to encourage your friends and relatives to help us in our efforts to provide basic medical and nutritional services to the people of South Sudan.

Become a KOI YE MIOOC Ambassador!

Koi ye Miooc Campaign


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