Nearly 800,000 people have been displaced from their homes in South Sudan.
About 80,000 are in 8 UN Mission bases in South Sudan.
The UN warns that things are spiraling into a “potential for a catastrophic situation” for millions in need of food and other aid.
Nearly 5 million people need humanitarian assistance and 3.7 million of them are at high risk of food insecurity. “It is an alarming situation,” a UN official repeated.
“We are not going to use the word ‘famine’ right now but we have got to be prepared,” he warned.
The UN Camps in Juba accommodates 22,000 people, living in unhygienic conditions with inadequate water supply and poor sanitation. Lack of safe water and sanitation is the most single largest cause of illness.
In March 2014, nearly 15 people died at the UN Tomping Camp of waterborne diseases and unhygienic conditions.
The situation gets worse with the heavy rains.
This is particularly a worrying trend for children and lactating mothers who are susceptible to waterborne diseases as a result of unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities.
Refugee children in South Sudan stand in unsanitary water.
These children are distressed and traumatized by what they have seen. Their lives have been uprooted and turned upside down. Now they struggle to eat and stay safe in crowded, squalor refugee camps.
Deeper Growth Christian Ministries, run by ITMI partner, Jahim Buli, is the only organization offering spiritual components along with humanitarian aid.
For Christmas, Deeper Growth Christian Ministries will provide a Christmas Celebration for ~300 refugee children.
These children will:
- Enjoy a Christmas celebration.
- Be filled with a Christmas meal.
- Hear the gospel.
- Receive a gift.
One child can participate in this impactful event for $7.77.
The total cost of the event for 300 children totals $2331.