There are growing signs of hunger in South Sudan, the world’s newest country to gain independence. On February 20, the United Nations declared a state of famine in the north central part of the country. More than 40% of the population – 4.9 million people – are unsure where their next meal will come from. These already-shocking numbers may increase to 5.5 million if nothing is done to improve access to food.
In 2016, to respond to the needs of South Sudanese fleeing violence, PWRDF began working with the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan. Through a grant to the ACT Alliance, PWRDF was able to improve conditions at overstrained refugee camps in Uganda. In addition, PWRDF partners continue to attend to the South Sudanese in Kenya and Egypt.
In the months to come, PWRDF will increase its support for the people of South Sudan, both inside the country and for those fleeing to Uganda. PWRDF is accepting donations for South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees and will continue to update Anglicans across Canada on the tragedy of this situation, as well as our response and impact. Thank you for your prayers and support.
Donations can be made in the following ways
On-line please go to Emergency Response.
By credit card
For credit card donations contact: Jennifer Brown, 416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973. Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
By snail mail
Please make cheques payable to:
PWRDF Emergency Response: South Sudan, and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by this crisis. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation here (it takes a few moments for the information to load). Thank you for supporting PWRDF’s continuing relief to the people of South Sudan.
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator Naba Gurung can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-924-9192 ext. 321.