Hunger, war, expulsion continue to shape many regions. Especially the young state of South Sudan is an example of the problems of Africa. And relief agencies warn that a humanitarian disaster has already occurred for millions of people.
In South Sudan a devastating famine has broken out. In the civil war country of South Sudan, according to UN figures, about 100,000 people are directly threatened by starvation, and around five million people need food aid. Hundreds of thousands have fled abroad since a new outbreak of the fighting last July. Around two million people have sought shelter in other parts of the country.
The organization fears a further spread of the hunger crisis. About half of South Sudanese – about 5.5 million people – are already suffering from food insecurity and are therefore hovering in the coming months in their lives, the report says. In addition, about three-quarters of all households in the East African country had only deficient food.
The United Nations speaks of a famine only when people have already died of malnutrition.
In cooperation with our local partner organization we want to distribute urgently needed food in a first step. These will be procured in Uganda and transported from there to the affected regions in southern Sudan, where our local partners then carry out the various distributions. To this end, we are launching a new fundraising campaign in favor of the starving people in southern Sudan.
Would you like to support our food projects in Southern Sudan? With a donation of CHF 50.-, we provide a family with food for one month.
Postal Account: 60-771959-6
IBAN: CH81 0900 0000 6077 1959 6
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Pictures of our trip to South Sudan, March 2017