“I woke up to gunshots and fire blazing at people's houses a few kilometres from my home. Women and children were crying and fleeing,” Nyariak (right) recounts.
To ensure the safety of her children, Nyariak and her family trekked 17 kilometres to an internally displaced persons camp (as shown). Having lost everything to conflict, they had to sleep in the open, battling cold nights and mosquitoes.
Later, as World Vision provided relief items such as sleeping mats and mosquito nets for the displaced in the region, the dwelling condition of the family finally improved. “Thanks to the help of World Vision, we no longer get sick easily now,” says Nyariak.
Currently, more than 2.2 million people in South Sudan are displaced due to conflict, natural disaster and poverty. With your red packet, you may bless the homeless children there by improving their dwelling condition!
Located in East Africa, South Sudan stands as the youngest and one of the poorest countries in the world. Not long after its establishment in 2011, South Sudan has been suffering from a perpetual civil war and endless ethnic conflicts, which have led to an economic crisis. Many children and families have been forced out of their homes due to poverty, or become displaced as they tried to escape violence.
In recent years, the food crisis in South Sudan has been further aggravated by the war in Ukraine, while the recurrent and severe floods have swept away many houses and farmlands. A lot of people are being displaced, without knowing when they could return home.
In order to respond to the needs of displaced children and families, World Vision is providing them with the following aid to help improve their dwelling condition and livelihoods.
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Some places in the world are experiencing chronic instability, conflict, and violence, leaving children who live there in a trap of extreme vulnerability coupled with crippling poverty. These children in crisis need our immediate and continued support, and we can all do something to rescue their childhood.