The World Health Organization reports that the medical complications from malnutrition are one of the most common causes of death for children under five. Anemia and loss of vision, as well as stunted growth, hit impoverished children hard.
When half of the population does not have access to a fresh water source, Sudan is losing whole generations of people.
Your donation can help directly pay for care. Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world and only one doctor per 500,000 people. With little infrastructure or industry, there are only three hospitals in the entire area. Food, water, and medicine are needed most. You can make a difference by working with Southern Sudan Hope.
Your gift can go a long way. Donations are given directly to sources actively supporting affected children and communities in Sudan. This includes direct donation to relief camps where clothing and school supplies are desperately needed. Funds are also given to doctors or used to purchase food. We will always tell you where your money went and how it helped.
Southern Sudan Autonomous Region is made up of Bahrel Ghazel, Equatoria and Upper Nile. As part of Africa, the Republic of Southern Sudan is a member of the United Nations, along with 10 Southern States of Sudan. It is an area rich in wildlife, forest reserves, wetlands, flood plains and tropical growth, yet it is one of the least developed countries in the world.
The history of the country is one of struggle. Civil War has taken its toll, along with droughts, economic collapse, and political conflict.
The United Nations warns that 20 million people in South Sudan are at risk of famine. The United Nations has set up camps for the more than 2.1 million displaced people whose homes have been burned and pillaged and whose families have been kidnapped, beaten, or killed. The camps are overcrowded, and there are water shortages and sewage problems. Severe food shortages are often due to food deliveries being vandalized on route to the camps.
Of course, the most affected are the children. Thousands of infants and toddlers die from lack of food and medicine. Malnutrition and complications from malnutrition are the most common causes of death for these young children.