Responding to Famine in South Sudan

Boy carrying clothesFollowing years of war coupled with extreme drought, South Sudan is experiencing major disruptions in food production and supply resulting in extreme food shortages and malnutrition. In emergency disaster situations such as famine, we partner with the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and ACT Alliance to help address the current immediate need. 

In South Sudan, PDA is also working with Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency (PRDA) to distribute emergency relief items and food.

Famine is severe in South Sudan and USAID estimates that an estimated 5.5 million people – nearly half of South Sudan’s population – will face life-threatening hunger this year. The risk of famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen is increasing. 

  1. Find background information on the famine in South Sudan on the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness website, and in a recent Presbyterian News Service article.
  2. Download this South Sudan handout from PDA to share in your congregation and in electronic communications.
  3. Make a donation to PDA’s ongoing disaster relief in South Sudan.
  4. Support long-term sustainable development in South Sudan by sending donations to PHP for hunger alleviation in South Sudan and for sustainable food and farm system development.

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