Help More Families in South Sudan Feed Themselves

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The world is facing the worst food crisis in decades. We are experiencing the struggle of food shortages and a cost of living crisis across the world. 

South Sudan is one of the 4 worst hit countries in the world. 75% of the population face severe food insecurity, with 2 million women and under 5s facing famine. 

The majority of food in South Sudan is imported and many people rely on Food Aid. Russia and Ukraine are two of the biggest exporters of wheat, maize and oil. The war means that less is being exported, food is more expensive and the UN’s World Food Programme cannot give as much to the starving.

“There is now a very real risk that food and nutrition needs across the globe may soon outstrip the capacity of the UN WFP or any organization’s ability to respond.” David Beasley, UN World Food Programme (WFP).

What is AID doing?

AID has been developing agriculture projects with the local church in South Sudan over the last few years. Our projects equip local communities to develop their own farms and feed themselves. 

The growing global food crisis means the need for these projects is more urgent than ever. This autumn we are raising money for agriculture in South Sudan, so that fewer people are dependent on expensive  and unreliable Food Aid. 

AID provides local staff, training for farmers and equips farmers to train others. We also provide resources like high quality seeds and tools. 

We are committed to transforming lives not only for now but also for eternity so our work is done with and through the local church. Prayer and Bible reading are a core part of agricultural training sessions. 

How can you help?

Support hungry families in South Sudan by giving to AID’s agriculture project. This will enable us to expand and replicate our projects in South Sudan. 

Gondokoro and South Sudanese Refugee Camps

We currently run two agriculture projects, one with the community of Gondokoro near Juba, South Sudan and one with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda – the Keliko people. 

The community in Gondokoro (right) were delighted to bring in their first harvest this summer. 

Rations in the Ugandan refugee camps have recently been cut due to the food crisis. This means families simply do not have enough to live on. Bishop Seme of the Keliko people says that the farms equipped by AID are covering that gap in rations desperately needed by families.