There are growing signs of hunger in South Sudan, the world’s newest country to gain independence.
On February 20, the United Nations declared a state of famine in the north central part of the country. More than 40% of the population – 4.9 million people – are unsure where their next meal will come from. These already-shocking numbers may increase to 5.5 million if nothing is done to improve access to food.
In 2016, to respond to the needs of South Sudanese fleeing violence, PWRDF began working with the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan. Through a grant to the ACT Alliance, PWRDF was able improve conditions at overstrained refugee camps in Uganda. In addition, PWRDF partners continue to accompany the South Sudanese in Kenya and Egypt.
In response to the famine in South Sudan and the drought in Kenya, PWRDF has announced two grants of $25,000 each to Act Alliance, its relief work partner.
PWRDF is accepting donations for South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees and will continue to update Anglicans across Canada on the tragedy of this situation, as well as our response and impact. We thank you for your prayers and support.