Violence continues in Darfur but there are no reports in the media. The world is silent, whilst children and their families flee across the desert. They are coming now from South Sudan in their hundreds, in their thousands, and they are taking refuge in Darfur. But Darfur suffered one of the worst droughts for decades in 2016 and conflict there has continued for the past 14 years. The UN reported that children in every village were malnourished and in the vast camps, where people first started to settle so many years ago, conditions are rapidly deteriorating because the aid agencies are no longer there.
Yet there is good news. Thanks to the wonderful people who have donated to Kids for Kids through Global Giving there are now 82 Kids for Kids villages. Our integrated projects - things that the villagers themselves said would help the most - are strengthening whole communities. These people, despite their own problems, are now helping new families. Not only are families moving to our villages from the IDP camps within Darfur, but now refugees from South Sudan are joining them. Children have a home at last having had no other life than in a tent, or after walking for miles upon mile from South Sudan, in an effort to escape violence. "It is hard to describe what it means to have a home at last" said Elfadil Ali the leader of the Kids for Kids village Elfaki Ali which we adopted in 2011 "we help them build a hut and find them some land." In Kamala Kira nearly 100 people arrived recently. The Kids for Kids Animal Loan Committee went round every household and asked for donations to help them. These are people who know what it is to watch their children starve.
Can you join hands with them and help us to provide the essentials so that children can have a secure, safe home at last? Emergency aid may save many lives, but we want to do more than that, we want to give children a home and a future.
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