The ongoing devastation caused by flooding from heavy seasonal rains have claimed the lives of over 99 people. In addition to the deaths, the floods have affected more than 600,000 people. Another 33,000 people have been displaced to outlying areas.
South Sudan became a country in July 2011. Even before gaining independence from Sudan, residents struggled with rampant poverty and inadequate civil services.
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of South Sudan are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Islamic Relief USA works to alleviate suffering in South Sudan by providing urgent humanitarian aid to the millions of families who have been displaced as a result of conflict. This aid comes at the most critical of times for many who are left in need of the most basic necessities.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across South Sudan
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better South Sudan a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation