Samaritan’s Purse Provides Critical Food Assistance for South Sudanese

February 4, 2019 • South Sudan
Through our partnership with World Food Programme, more than 400,000 people throughout South Sudan receive basic food items.

Monthly food distributions ease the burden for hungry families.

Food is scarce during South Sudan’s dry season when the land turns brown, dusty, and desolate. Residents and thousands of refugees become more vulnerable to starvation and sickness.

Food rations can feed a refugee family for up to one month.

Food rations can feed a refugee family for up to one month.

“Dry season proves to be difficult in South Sudan,” said Collins Enabu, Samaritan’s Purse Deputy Country Director of Programs. “When people are unable to plant and harvest crops, we see more people hungry and more children suffering from malnutrition.”

Samaritan’s Purse oversees monthly food distributions for refugees and local communities in partnership with the World Food Programme. More than 400,000 people throughout the country receive basic food items including sorghum, cooking oil, peas, and salt. These rations can feed a refugee family for up to one month.

In Ruweng State in northern South Sudan, Samaritan’s Purse has long-served the refugee community—now totaling over 166,000—from Nuba Mountains. In Ajuong Thok refugee camp alone we distribute food monthly to more than 37,000 refugees.

“The refugees who live in Ajuong Thok have faced so much devastation and hardships from years of war in Nuba,” Collins said. “We are grateful for God’s provision to be there to help ease their burdens and make sure they have food to eat.”

Samaritan’s Purse operates projects from five primary field bases in South Sudan. In addition to food security and livelihoods projects our teams also focus on water and sanitation, healthcare, nutrition, and continuing partnerships with local churches.

Please pray for the people of South Sudan and for our teams serving in Jesus’ Name.

Stand with South Sudan Samaritan's Purse
South Sudan Relief Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency food and clean water for people in South Sudan who have been internally displaced by an ongoing conflict within the country, and we continue to provide emergency aid to refugees who have fled violence in the Nuba Mountains and other parts of Sudan. Additional projects include drilling wells to provide clean water, distributing food to fight hunger and malnutrition, providing medical care for the sick and suffering, and working through the local church to build up communities through education and biblical literacy.

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