The people of South Sudan need your help.
Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese people are facing hunger
South Sudan is the world’s newest country. After several years of peace, conflict is raging between the government and a rebel group.
Since December 2013, conflict has disrupted the lives of millions of South Sudanese, causing over two million people to flee their homes.
About 1.5 million people have fled to other parts of South Sudan, and about 600,000 have fled out of South Sudan into neighbouring countries.
Many of those who are displaced are small-scale farmers, who depend on growing their own food in order to survive.
Now living in protection camps and host communities far from their farms, they are unable to plant their crops. Many people are struggling to feed their families.
3.9 million people, or about one in three people living in South Sudan, are severely food insecure, according to the United Nations.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank has launched an appeal to help people affected by the fighting in South Sudan.
Through its member ADRA Canada, the Foodgrains Bank is providing grain, lentils and oil for people who have fled the fighting, as well as for the host communities who have welcomed the displaced people. Other Foodgrains Bank members who are responding to the crisis include Mennonite Central Committee Canada, World Renew, World Relief Canada, and Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. The United Church of Canada and Presbyterian World Service and Development are supporting these responses financially.
Foodgrains Bank members are particularly focusing on young children and pregnant and nursing mothers—the people who stand to suffer the most from having their lives disrupted. Without proper nutrition during critical periods of growth and development, young children will suffer the results of the conflict and hunger their entire lives.
What you can do.
Donate: Help us provide food for people displaced by violent conflict in South Sudan. Click here to donate now. *
Pray: Pray for a swift end to the conflict, and that the people of South Sudan would know the presence of God during their fear and pain. Click here for a prayer about conflict written specifically for the South Sudan crisis.
Learn: Learn more about the situation in South Sudan. A good source of information is the World Food Programme South Sudan page. Also check out the articles from the Foodgrains Bank below.
Thanks for supporting the people of South Sudan!
*Donations in excess of what is needed for our response in South Sudan will be used to help others caught in food crises, such as Syria, where millions of people continue to be in need of assistance.
News about Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s response to South Sudan:
Alone and 8-Months Pregnant in South Sudan, Woman Puts Trust in God
In South Sudan 12 Year Old Girl Flees Attack in Middle of the Night
Sound of Gunfire is Morning Music in South Sudan
Conflict and Hunger in the World’s Newest Nation
Foodgrains Bank Calls on Government to Increase Response to South Sudan
Without Urgent Help Children Will Suffer the Most in South Sudan
Time quickly running out in South Sudan
South Sudan Requires Urgent and Immediate Assistance
Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s response in South Sudan is undertaken with support from the Canadian government through Global Affairs Canada, which matches funding from the Foodgrains Bank for emergency food aid in that country on a 4:1 basis.
You Can Help!
Your donation will be used to help people who don't have enough to eat due to the conflict in South Sudan.Help us in responding to the need in South Sudan