South Sudan Emergency Appeal

Baby Akou Marial, 3 weeks, was born under a tree in the forests of Yolakot, South Sudan in Lake State where her family has sought temporary refuge.

Baby Akou Marial was born under a tree in Lakes State, South Sudan where her family has sought temporary refuge. [Sara Fajardo/CRS]

The fighting in South Sudan is causing a humanitarian emergency. Please donate to our appeal.

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What's happened?

The violence that erupted in December 2013 between South Sudan government and opposition forces has forced more than 1.5 million people from their homes and created a major humanitarian crisis. Millions are in urgent need of aid, many of them in areas that are hard to reach – and 4.6 million people face severe food shortages by July.

What are CAFOD doing?

Our local Church partners are providing food, shelter, healthcare, clean water, sanitation and emergency supplies to thousands of people who have been forced from their homes. As fighting continues, there are major challenges in delivering aid, but we are doing all that we can to reach people in need.

Give now and help get aid to those who need it most

Fergus Conmee, CAFOD’s Head of East Africa, said: “South Sudan is the world’s newest nation, but also one of the poorest. Our Church partners are doing everything they can to support those who have been caught up in the fighting. But this is a crisis is on a massive scale. We must act urgently to reach people in the worst affected areas.”

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