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.
A New Country with Old Conflicts
South Sudan became a country in July 2011. Even before gaining independence from Sudan, residents struggled with rampant poverty and inadequate civil services.
Nearly 2.2 million people displaced internally, along with 2.4 million refugees (UNHCR, 2018)
85% of South Sudanese refugees are women and children. (UNHCR, 2018)
6.1 million suffering from severe food insecurity (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2019)
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.
We Need YOUR Help
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.
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
$500 can help build enhanced food security, nutrition, water and sanitation, and peace-building interventions
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
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
Providing integrated programs that open access to water and sanitation, as well as health and nutrition
Improving livestock production and access to animal health services to bring financial security to farmers
Delivering urgent aid to families affected by conflict
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.