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Emergency assistance for South Sudan Nina Linton

Nina Linton

Emergency assistance for South Sudan

March 19, 2014

The United Nations estimates there are 4.9 million people who need assistance because of the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. Almost 709,000 people are displaced within the country and about 218,000 more are now refugees in neighbouring countries.

There are concerns about the availability of food now and in the months ahead. In areas where armed conflict has been interrupting agricultural work farmers have been unable to prepare for the coming growing season.

Mennonite Central Committee is responding in the following ways:

  • Providing maize, rice, lentils and beans to 2,000 displaced children living near the Awerial Diocese in Lake State. This $60,000 project is in partnership with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.
  • Financially supporting leaders from the South Sudan Council of Churches as they attend peace talks
  • Currently developing a supplementary feeding project for displaced people in Renk, Upper Nile State
  • Finalizing plans to provide supplementary food for South Sudanese refugees in Kenya
  • Working on ways to assist with recovery from trauma and the documentation of human rights issues

We ask for prayers for the people of South Sudan. We appreciate your support and are thankful for all donations to our South Sudan emergency assistance work.