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PWRDF Announces $20,000 for Refugees Fleeing South Sudan Violence

Kakuma Refugee Camp the new reception centres for South Sudan refugees. Photo: ACT/LWF/James Macharia

January 9, 2014

By Simon Chambers

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PWRDF has contributed an initial $20,000 to the ACT Alliance’s relief efforts to support the tens of thousands of people fleeing heavy armed fighting between presidential guards and soldiers loyal to the former Vice President of South Sudan.

ACT’s relief efforts will reach out to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) who have fled their homes but not the country, providing emergency health services, food, water, sanitation and other necessities to thousands of families:

  • 2500 vulnerable families will receive food rations
  • 8000 people will receive essential drugs and access to health services
  • 20,000 people will have access to clean and safe water and hygiene kits
  • 15,000 households will receive “non-food items” including clothing, bedding and kitchen tools

Archbishop Daniel Deng of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Dr. Justin Welby, to update him on the situation in the country.  “…I urge you to appeal on our behalf to the rest of the Anglican communion partners to pray for us… The crisis began as a political struggle within the SPLM party, but it turned into [a] military struggle which later on took the dimension of [an] ethnic problem.”

You can donate to PWRDF’s relief efforts for those fleeing violence in South Sudan:

You can designate your online donation for “South Sudan Conflict”.

By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355;      1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

By Mail
Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF”, mark them for “South Sudan Conflict” and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2

PWRDF Donations Contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355;      1-866-308-7973

PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
Naba Gurung
416-924-9199 ext. 321;      1-866-308-7973

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