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Emergency Food Relief For South Sudan Refugee IDP Camps

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People are fleeing from war in South Sudan and Sudan, and running for days or even weeks to escape violence! But, they arrive in places with no water, food, shelter, or medical care!

The United Nations High Commission On Refugees has declared South Sudan the largest refugee crisis in Africa, but it has not attracted the attention of the big International Organizations and Governments that usually step in to supply the basic humanitarian needs that refugees face.

A husband and wife team of Reverend Paul Lueth and Regina Ateny Ayuel started trying to find help for the 17 camps in their region. Paul and Regina had experienced suffering as children because of the war. They were able to obtain training in community development and started a small nonprofit. They became involved in trying to find help for the refugees, reaching out to many large international organizations and agencies, without success.

Then, in their search for partners in the world, they met us online. We, MAMA Project, are also a small nonprofit, with a focus on Child Survival and Community Development. In the past year, working together, MAMA Project in the United States have raised funds and they in South Sudan have carried out the work . We are in 15 of the 17 refugee camps. Together, we have been able to drill 11 wells and repair 9, train 26 well technicians, start 5 small clinics and nutrition program, train 35 health workers, repair an ambulance, and provide seeds and training to people to plant crops and moringa trees. We have also been able to provide basic food essentials - millet flour, peanut oil, sugar, and milk powder - to 5 of the camps.

We are happy that we have been able to help thousands of people in need. But the refugees keep coming, and there is still a desperate need for FOOD! People are literally starving.

GOALS- We have many plans and goals - for better care of pregnant women, more medical clinics and nutrition rehab for children, more ambulances and training of EMTs, and we are working hard on promoting PEACE!

Right now, this appeal is for funding for mass food distribution to keep people alive until more help can arrive.

Current Situation:
Twic County South Sudan (near the Sudan border) has been experiencing a high influx of refugees from Sudan and the internally displaced.

Currently, there are 17 IDP/Refugee Camps where we work in Twic County, with thousands in each camp surviving on what they can collect from the bush, mainly roots and leaves. The vast majority of the people are sheltering under trees or stick shelters often with no cover.

The MAMA Project & our Sudanese nonprofit partner The Transformation of the World in Christ have been scrambling to provide emergency support to the most malnourished children and address sustainable solutions, but the needs are vast. Without immediate intervention, many more will perish.

The woman in green in the photo below, whose sister tragically died during the thousand kilometer or more walk from the capital of Sudan to the camp in South Sudan, now has her sister's young children to care for, and many in the camps have similar stories.

The population of refugees in the camps keeps increasing.

On 15 April 2023, an armed conflict between rival factions of the military government of Sudan erupted in the capital Khartoum, leading to the displacement of thousands of people who were previously living in different parts of Sudan, including thousands of South Sudanese who were living there as refugees. Following the outbreak of the conflict, many have been forced to flee to neighboring countries in search of protection and assistance, and South Sudan is one of the countries receiving the highest number of refugees and returnees. Many of the returnees do not have relatives within the host communities and will need greater support to enable them to cope with these challenges. Over 83 percent of the refugee population are women and children with 65% under 18 years of age.

Please, help us support the most basic of needs - FOOD - for the IDP & Refugees who need it most. Donate today.


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