Sudan: Send Emergency Aid to Save Refugees' Lives

by US Association for UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)
Vetted
Dec 28, 2012

The Terror

"If we had not come here, we would have died."
"If we had not come here, we would have died."

Oumi and her husband were farmers in Sudan. Things were quiet for them – until suddenly soldiers were shooting. Artillery shells landed in the village. Planes dropped bombs from above.

Oumi didn’t stop to pack bags or prepare; she did what you or I or anyone would have done: She and her husband gathered their children and ran.

With no safe place to go, they walked for 3 months. Oumi gave birth to her fourth child on the way. Worn by stress, her husband died under a tree. Oumi still regrets not being able to bury him, but she had to continue on to ensure her children would not suffer the same fate.

“If we had not come here, we would have died," Oumi says.

Oumi and her family found safety at the Yusuf Batil refugee camp in South Sudan. People like you helped ensure UNHCR could provide care for families who have fled war and violence.

Some 180,000 refugees from Sudan need our help; the crisis is desperate, and I turn to you for a contribution.

Please make a generous year-end donation now to help refugees like Oumi and her family.

Thank you for your compassion.

Oumi and her family have now found safety.
Oumi and her family have now found safety.

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US Association for UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.unrefugees.org
Project Leader:
Lauren Meling
Washington, District of Columbia United States

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