“We had had another conflict in the Southern part of Wau town recently. Over four thousand people have been displaced and are now camping in our Cathedral compound. I am borrowing food items from businessmen in Wau market because people are starving at the door of my house, especially elderly people, pregnant mothers, women who have just delivered and children who have been separated from their parents. These people have not been given any relief food since they arrived at our Cathedral compound.” – The Rt Revd. Moses Deng Bol, Bishop of Wau, South Sudan
Did you know that there is a devastating famine occurring in South Sudan, a country where a violent civil war has already created Africa’s biggest refugee crisis? Don’t worry if you haven’t heard a thing. Major US news outlets are just beginning to cover it!
ARDF is partnering with the Bishop of Wau on the ground to deliver life saving food and supplies to the South Sudanese suffering from this famine. Currently, the bishop has had to borrow money to buy food to save the lives of vulnerable IDPs (internally displaced people, i.e. refugees in their own country). But both time and money are running out and the situation is only growing more dire. ARDF is blessed to have contacts on the ground who can get aid to those who need it most.
Donate now to join the effort! And we prayerfully ask you to fast one day a week during Lent to remember our brothers and sisters who are starving in South Sudan. If you have other ideas on how to get your church involved over Lent, we’d love to hear them!