At the end of February, famine was declared in the north of South Sudan. According to The Guardian, people in Unity State are already dying of starvation. AID has worked in South Sudan for almost 9 years developing long term solutions to poverty and we were deeply saddened by the declaration of famine. We are launching this famine appeal alongside our long-term development projects such as our new agriculture project with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.[button link=”https://mydonate.bt.com/events/ssfamine” color=”orange” align=”center” target=”_self” size=”default”]Click to donate[/button]
Money donated to AID for famine relief will go to the work of World Relief, an organisation who have been working through churches to bring about sustainable change to vulnerable communities throughout the world for 70 years. World Relief have been working in Unity State, South Sudan since 1998. Some of the things they do to prevent famine and food insecurity include running 6 static and 4 mobile feeding centres which serve children under the age of 5 and women who are pregnant or lactating. They also have a stabilisation centre which supports and treats severely malnourished children. They work with the Ministry of Health in South Sudan to provide primary Health care in Koch County, Unity State, and are involved in distributing tools and seeds needed for South Sudanese to plant for the future and break the cycle of further famine. They also currently support 4 schools in Koch county and will soon add an additional 4. These schools are an important part of the humanitarian response and provide an opportunity to identify malnourished children, or families in crisis. Do visit their website to find out more about their excellent work.
Please pray for the situation in South Sudan
- That conflict will not prevent food reaching those who need it
- For an end to the conflict and for good leadership that allows the country to flourish
- For long term solutions to hunger such as agricultural development