South Sudan: Compassion Prevails in Conflict
A Samaritan’s Purse-run hospital remains open in Maban County, shining brightly in the midst of ever-present turmoil. Read more...
Massive Relief Effort Continues in South Sudan
Samaritan’s Purse continues to help meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need.. Read more...
Aid Delivered to Desperate South Sudanese
Thanks to Canadian donors like you, Samaritan’s Purse provides clean water and more to people fleeing violence.. Read more...
Story of a Survivor
James Dut, a father of seven, recounts how his family fled for their lives from fighting in South Sudan. Your donations are helping them survive.. Read more...
New Challenges for Refugees
The people in a South Sudanese displacement camp are resilient, but they face difficulties as the rainy season looms.. Read more...
In a newly created country already dealing with poverty, lack of infrastructure, and tens of thousands of refugees, the situation became worse still for the African nation of South Sudan in December 2013.
That’s when fighting broke out between troops backing South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir, and soldiers loyal to his former vice president, Riek Machar. Thousands of South Sudanese civilians have since died in the conflict fueled by political and tribal tensions.
Those who survived the fighting fled to camps within South Sudan or escaped into neighboring countries such as Uganda. The fragile nation settled into a tenuous ceasefire, but nearly one million men, women, and children became desperate for the necessities of life. Indeed, because the violence disrupted planting season, as many as seven million people are at risk of starvation.
Even before this latest horrible chapter, Samaritan’s Purse was providing physical and spiritual aid in southern Sudan. In fact, thanks to generous Canadian donors, we’ve been active there since 1993. In the last five years, that has primarily meant working in United Nations refugee camps established in South Sudan for more than 100,000 people fleeing government violence to the north, in Sudan.
Since the new wave of fighting broke out in December 2013, we’ve also provided emergency water, food, shelter, agricultural tools, and Bibles for people escaping South Sudan’s tribal fighting.
Samaritan’s Purse is committed to helping restore hope for South Sudanese families. Your gift of $50, $100, or $1,000 can help us respond to the needs of the most desperate.