May 20, 2018
On behalf of South Sudan Voices of Hope, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for prayers and continued financial support over the years.
The five -year civil war has created immeasurable suffering for the men, women and children in South Sudan and has displaced over 2 million as internally displaced persons (IDPs) and over 2 million as refugees in the neighboring countries. According to the United Nations, 85% of the refugees who have fled South Sudan are women and children.
The continued strife is taking its toll on the most vulnerable through trauma, fear, stress and physical upheaval. Nearly three-quarters of the country’s children are out of school — the highest proportion of out-of-school children in the world. The UN has declared South Sudan a Level 3 emergency, the most serious humanitarian crisis designation based on criteria such as its scale, urgency, complexity and the global response capacity needed to address it.
The main humanitarian needs are food, clean water, healthcare, shelter, sanitation, hygiene and protection, as well as response to epidemics, in particular cholera. The food situation in South Sudan is worsening. According to the United Nations, an estimated 7 million people are expected to face life-threatening food shortage in 2018.
Hope Happens 2018 humanitarian mission trip
is designed to address some of these needs. We are accepting financial donations for 2018 Hope Happens trip to South Sudan.
Financial Contributions can be made to:
South Sudan Voices of Hope
PO Box 4603
Wheaton, IL 60189
South Sudan Voices of Hope is a 501c3 organization. Your contribution is tax deductible.
If you have any questions or if you would like one of our staff to address your group or organization about the humanitarian crisis, please contact:
Rev. Tony Asta
South Sudan Hope Humanitarian Efforts.