South Sudanese Refugees

May 30, 2019 by Jon Self

Zachariah finds healing in a Refugee Camp

After British independence in 1956, a series of coup d’états and decades of civil war left the nation of Sudan in turmoil. In 2011, South Sudan gained independence from the north, and many hoped that this would bring peace. However, eight years later conflict continues and South Sudan remains a deeply fractured country. Over the last three years, violence has intensified and nearly one million South Sudanese people have fled for their lives, taking refuge in Uganda.

Nov 30, 2018

An Inspirational Young Man

When war descended upon his village in South Sudan, he was forced to flee – on foot. “I felt that my life would be in danger, so I left.” However, this journey was not easy. With the help of his brother, Emmanuel, who literally carried him on his back, they made a long, two-day journey to the Bidibidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda.                                     

Nov 14, 2018 by Jon Self

The Difference One Latrine Can Make

Her husband, who was a soldier, was killed in the war. As conflict descended upon their community, they had few options. They decided to make the long journey on foot to Bidibidi, a refugee settlement in northern Uganda. It has been two years since they first arrived.

Jun 19, 2018 by Adele Konyndyk

Congratulations, Laurie Koning!

Congratulations, Laurie, on this achievement! The Rozema Awards, which are presented by Cardus in partnership with the Christian School Foundation, are awarded to teachers who surpass expectations in their work at Christian schools in Ontario.

Apr 19, 2018 by Barbara Kayanja

Could Gloria Have a Bright Future?

Gloria Desire Kajima is from Yei State, South Sudan and now a resident of the refugee settlement in Bidibidi, Yumbe District, Uganda. At just 20 years old, she heads a household of ten that includes her two-year-old son, her younger siblings, and young members of her husband’s family.

Jan 11, 2018 by Jonathan Self

2017 - A Year of Crises

For millions of people, 2017 was like living through a nightmare. Bombed out homes in war-ravaged Syria; east African communities crippled by malnutrition; homes left in ruin after an earthquake in Mexico; parents weeping over their lost sons and daughters in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Nov 20, 2017 by Joseph Mutebi

Revived, Restored, and Renewed Hope for Living

For the last year, World Renew has provided emergency response support to the South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda in partnership with local Christian agency Here Is Life. Some of that support has included workshops in trauma healing and peace building for refugees traumatized by violence, war, and displacement. The Reverend Obadiah Batali’s story illustrates the power of trauma healing workshops, as they offer attendees the opportunity to express their hurts and lay them before God.

Jun 20, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Changing the Story of Refugees

Each year on June 20, World Refugee Day celebrates the strength, courage, and determination of millions of refugees. It is a moment to offer support to the millions forced to leave all they know behind in search of safety. Today, we tell the story of refugees and how, with your support, World Renew has been able to demonstrate the love of Christ to thousands. Here are six things you should know about the global refugee crisis, and how World Renew is responding: