Until December 2013, South Sudan was on a gradual path to recovery after 25 years of civil war, mass displacement of communities, frequent famines, and other disasters. That path took a sharp turn throughout 2014 and 2015, however, when the country was plunged back into a civil war, with widespread conflict and insecurity. In July 2016, conflict again broke out and thousands of South Sudanese people were displaced.
Renewed fighting has caused mass trauma and rekindled much of the fear and resentment that fueled inter-communal violence for so many years. It also increased the already vast scale of poverty in this new country.
World Renew is responding to this crisis in South Sudan and Uganda.
Millions of South Sudanese people have fled to northern Uganda, taking refuge from the violence in South Sudan. Over 300,000 refugees now live in Bidibidi, a resettlement camp that was only created in July 2016. In this camp, one of the most pressing needs is proper sanitation – over 25,000 people do not have access to latrines and are at risk of preventable diseases such as cholera, typhoid and hepatitis.
World Renew, with generous funding from the Integral partner TEAR Australia, is working with local partner Here is Life in Bidibidi. Already, 770 latrines have been constructed, which is enough for 38,500 people.
However, thousands of South Sudanese families remain without access to proper sanitation in Bidibidi and other resettlement camps. A donation of $250 covers the cost of one latrine, which serves 50 people. Please give generously today.
For the first time since 2011, famine has been declared. Millions of people throughout South Sudan are on the brink of starvation. World Renew is responding.
Through World Relief, a partner organization in South Sudan, World Renew is helping to provide malnourished children emergency food assistance. This food is filled with the nutrients that children need to recover from malnutrition. Assistance has already reached 7,500 people, but more needs to be done. In the coming months, World Renew is committed to continuing its response to this crisis. The needs are enormous and generous support is greatly needed to make this possible. Please donate today.