Latest Update: January 13, 2014
Fighting broke out between various elements of South Sudan’s armed forces on December 15, 2013, displacing as many as 189,000 who are now in need of humanitarian assistance (SOURCE: United Nations, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).
The country has struggled to maintain peace since July 2011, when The Republic of South Sudan officially declared its independence. Following the country’s formation, there have been many issues to resolve between Sudan and South Sudan, including the establishment of citizenship and the official border between the two countries.
On July 9, 2011, The Republic of South Sudan officially declared its independence, making it the world’s newest country.
South Sudan is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world. While already struggling to meet the needs of its existing population, South Sudan has also had to cope with influxes hundreds of thousands of migrants from the north, placing a significant strain on people already living in South Sudan. With below-average rainfalls and a swelling population, producing enough food to feed everyone will be difficult.
LWR AND PARTNERS RESPOND
LWR and its partners are working to provide life-saving assistance to people in South Sudan, including new arrivals. Our work is geared toward helping people meet immediate needs as well as laying the foundation for long-term recovery.
LWR committed an initial $125,000 to IMA World Health and Lutheran World Federation (a member of the ACT Alliance).
In response to the growing needs of the people of South Sudan, LWR and partners will:
YOU CAN HELP
There are several ways you can reach out to the people affected of South Sudan with Lutheran World Relief:
To give to the South Sudan fund, you may give online at lwr.org/donate, by phone at 800.597.5972 or by mailing a check or money order to:
Gifts to the South Sudan fund will be used to respond to this crisis until needs are met. Gifts received after that time will be used where needs are greatest.
Lutheran World Relief
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Baltimore, Maryland 21230 USA
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