With your help, thousands of hungry families in South Sudan are receiving emergency food, halting the damaging effects of malnutrition and ensuring young children can grow healthy. Your gifts are helping provide emergency food rations, including beans, sugar, vegetable oil, salt, and cornmeal.
And, you’re giving them more than a hand-out. Your support also provides farming assistance—seeds, tools, and training—so these families can grow healthy crops to sustain themselves long-term.
For months, the fledgling nation of South Sudan has teetered on the brink of famine. Millions displaced by violence were unable to plant crops before the rainy season. Without intervention, there would be no harvest for them.
In Warrap state, the average family is only able to spend 70 cents a day on food. Can you imagine having less than a dollar a day to feed your little ones? Because of this, many children are malnourished and at risk of not developing properly.
You’re providing life-saving assistance for these families—and more. With enough food, parents can focus on resettling, planting, and earning income. This is lasting change. And you helped make this possible.
Madut will never forget the night he fled his home in Unity State, South Sudan. The 55-year-old father was only able to grab his children and a few clothing items as they ran.
“There were bullet shots everywhere,” he recalls with fear in his voice. “I and my family were lucky. We ran to the police station, and from there, we made it by foot to Lietnhom.”
That’s where Madut met World Concern staff who are assisting displaced families like his, with support from donors like you.
Madut has been feeding his family by weeding people’s farms for a meager wage. They have nothing, and nowhere to go. “Where do I go? People are still being killed,” he said. He and his family are among more than 1.5 million people who have been displaced by the fighting in South Sudan since December.
With your help, Madut received emergency supplies for his family to survive, including blankets, mosquito nets, soap, and other necessities.
“My children and my wife will be safe from cold and from malaria,” he said. “I’m very grateful to World Concern for this support.”
Without your generous gifts, we would not be able to reach families like Madut’s who have lost everything in the crisis in South Sudan. Thank you.
Your gift is helping us reach families in crisis in South Sudan.
In the last six months, more than 1 million people have fled their homes because of violence and fighting. With so many living in camps or temporary shelter, there are growing concerns about the potential for famine… Unless families can plant crops now, there will be no harvest—and no food.
At the IOM Way-station in Wau, the capital of Warrap State, hundreds of people sit under massive permanent tarp structures – the structures are so large that the majority of them sleep beneath a single roof.
“Some of us stayed in the camp and others of us remained in our homes for 27 days. We could not come out,” shared Suleman, a young father who fled Unity State. “I knew I could not stay there. My shop had been completely looted. I saw dead bodies lining the street; even one of my colleagues was shot.”
With the money he had left, Suleman paid for public transportation to take him, his wife, and his children to Wau – where they stay today.
With your support, Souleman’s family received food rations from World Concern to help them survive the crisis.
Prior to that, “We only had the food and water that what was in our homes,” he said.
We’re also assisting farmers in the areas where we work with seeds and tools so they’re able to plant crops and ensure there is food to harvest in a few months. Without this support, communities would be headed for further disaster.
Thank you for your generous support to help families in crisis in South Sudan.
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