A woman carries her tarp early in the morning in a camp for over 5,000 internally displaced persons in an Episcopal Church compound in Wau, South Sudan. Most of the families here were displaced by violence early in 2017, after a larger number took refuge in other church sites when widespread armed conflict engulfed Wau in June 2016. Most of the people in this camp have no shelter, and use a tarp or mats to lay on the ground at night.

A woman carries her tarp early in the morning in a camp for over 5,000 internally displaced persons in Wau, South Sudan. — ACT/Paul Jeffrey

Situation Overview

Our brothers and sisters in the new nation of South Sudan struggle to recover from years of violence before becoming a new country, as well as from conflict.  The nearly 4 million who are displaced are in need of humanitarian aid as well as security in their homeland.

Our response

Through our partner, the Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency, your gifts to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance are providing emergency relief for families affected by the recent violence.  The assistance is improving health conditions, increasing the availability of clean drinking water, providing food and non-food necessities, and helping to secure livelihoods.

In partnership, we are also supporting peace-building initiatives in the country, helping to strengthen and support families and communities as they return home and seek peace.

“…for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)

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