UGANDA - September 19, 2014
Political violence in South Sudan, has forced 1.5 million peace-seeking people from their homes since December 15, 2013. Roughly 10,000 people have been killed since then, and about 100,000 displaced people are seeking safety inside of UN protection centres. Another 130,400 people have fled to neighbouring countries, while others remain in hiding and out of reach of humanitarian support. The situation has already claimed thousands of lives.
We need your help for Sudanese refugees who are in settlement camps in Uganda. There is an estimated 70,000 people living in 11,400 households in this area. It is possible that the amount of people may triple.
With ethnic tensions running high and clashes continuing to take place, many displaced people have adopted a “wait and see” attitude, hiding in the bush, before attempting to return to their home villages. According to the UN, less than half of the internally displaced people have had their basic needs met.
While another partner is currently meeting food needs, an urgent request has come for non-food items as people have left their homes only with things they were able to carry.
Imagine fleeing your own home with only what you can easily carry. Difficult decisions were made very quickly by Sudanese refugees and many household items were left behind.
Working with the Uganda Assemblies of God, ERDO’s phase one plan is to provide each household with soap, a package of four 20-litre jerry cans (for storing water), four sizeable saucepans, four plastic basins; three insecticide treated mosquito nets, five blankets and three 2” mattresses. This package of supplies can be sent for a family for $225.00.
Please have compassion on these peace-seeking families and help us respond to this urgent need.
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