South Sudan Refugee Crisis Appeal
On 15 April 2023 violence broke out in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), causing over 3.3 million people to flee their homes.
Since then, over 240,000 people have fled across the border to South Sudan, many are women and children, adding to the 2 million already internally displaced people.
Vacant warehouses are being turned into emergency accommodation, but many people are sheltering under tarpaulins and plastic sheets. After the violence and long journey by foot, there is great need for medicine as many still wait for international aid.
Thankfully, our local partners are already there, serving in the midst of this need.
Our partners, Christian Mercy International (CMI) and LAID Foundation of South Sudan (LAFOSS), are attempting to assist hundreds of these families with food, tarpaulins, mosquito nets and blankets, in both the north at Aweil and in the capital of Juba.
Peter Gatdet (LAFOSS) in Juba recently wrote,
"Brothers and sisters, your continued prayers are requested for the suffering people from Sudan. Some are still wandering along the borders without food, shelters and medicines.”
Your gift to the South Sudan Refugee Crisis Appeal will help cover this vital aid that has been distributed to 150 families.
Give now using the online form, or by calling 1800 467 222 toll free. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.
Funds received in excess of the project need will be directed to the COCOA Emergency Fund for use in future disaster responses. Give responsibly – in cash not in kind. See Posting Big Parcels or Donate Responsibly for more info.